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School Reopenings In Africa Bring Anxiety; Coronavirus Circulating Earlier Than Thought In Italy; Iran Experiencing Worst Epidemic In Middle East; U.S. Passes 11M Cases

AFRICA AP: As schools reopen in Africa, relief is matched by anxiety (Muhumuza/Odula, 11/16). ASIA Reuters: China finds coronavirus on frozen meat, packaging from Latin America, New Zealand (Singh et al., 11/15). Reuters: N.Korea’s Kim orders tightening of anti-virus measures amid global pandemic — KCNA (Cha, 11/15). EUROPE The Guardian:…

Vaccine Alone Will Not End COVID-19 Pandemic, WHO DG Says, Calling Out Chronic Under Investment In Health Systems In WHA Closing Remarks

AFP/CBS News: WHO chief warns that vaccine alone wouldn’t end COVID pandemic “The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. … ‘A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them,’ Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccine Hesitancy, Benefits Of At-Home Testing, Need For Understanding Coronavirus Origins

The Atlantic: For a Vaccine to Save Lives, Society Has to Make Some Decisions Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (11/14). The Guardian: It’s the ‘vaccine hesitant,’ not anti-vaxxers, who are troubling public health experts Gaby Hinsliff, Guardian columnist (11/16). The…

U.K.’s International Development Committee Report Raises Concerns Over Use Of ODA For R&D Of COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics, Diagnostics

Devex: U.K.’s use of aid for COVID-19 tools could breach international rules, politicians say “British politicians have said the aid budget should not be used for research and development of COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments, despite government spending of more than £700 million ($920 million) in this area. Nonaid funds…

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Bloomberg: Tackling Malaria From Space (11/12). The Guardian: Black and Asian people at greater risk of getting Covid, meta-study finds (Sample, 11/12). The Hill: Norweigen PM: Gender equality is ‘essential for a sustainable recovery’ from coronavirus (Deese, 11/12). Nature: Where did COVID come from? WHO investigation begins but faces challenges…

Epidemic Modelers Warn ‘Wave’ Analogies Misguided As Cases Rise In Americas, Europe; Some Island Nations, Secretive Countries Among Possibly Last Virus-Free Places

AP: Pacific isles, secretive states among last virus-free places “From Argentina to Zimbabwe, from the Vatican to the White House, the coronavirus has spread relentlessly. It’s been confirmed on every continent but one and in nearly every country. Yet a few places have yet to report even a single case…

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Borgen Magazine: SafeBoda App Delivers Contraceptives in Uganda (Raza, 11/11). CIDRAP News: COVID-related shortages of malarial, other drugs spotlighted (McLernon, 11/11). CNN: This $1 made-in-Africa Covid-19 test kit could revolutionize testing on the continent (Salaudeen, 11/10). Devex: Could the pandemic drive more climate funding to grassroots organizations? (Cheney, 11/12). DW:…

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