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Russia Begins To Acknowledge COVID-19 Cases; Some European Countries Begin To Ease Restrictions; Latin America’s Health Care System Strains From Dengue, Coronavirus

AFRICA Al Jazeera: ‘We feel abandoned’: HIV positive Tanzanians brace for COVID-19 (Ashly, 4/13). NBC: African countries that faced Ebola outbreaks use lessons to fight COVID-19, experts say (Givetash, 4/14). ASIA Reuters: Philippines ramps up coronavirus testing to find thousands of unknown infections (Lema et al., 4/14). Washington Post: Aggressive…

Global Health Community Addresses Various Angles Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Brookings: What to do about the coming debt crisis in developing countries Homi Kharas, interim vice president and director of Global Economy and Development at Brookings (4/13). Council on Foreign Relations: The World Health Organization Is Trump’s Latest Target in His COVID-19 Blame Game Stewart M. Patrick, James H. Binger…

Ratio Of New HIV Infections To Number Of People Living With HIV Shows Global Progress, But World Not Yet On Track To End AIDS As Public Health Threat By 2030, UNAIDS Says

UNAIDS: Ratio of new HIV infections to number of people living with HIV improving “Recent trends in new HIV infections and AIDS-related mortality can only show part of the story of the AIDS response. Epidemic transition metrics have been developed by UNAIDS and its partners as measures that countries can…

As COVID-19 Cases Stabilize In Some European Countries, Asia Braces For 2nd Wave; U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns Pandemic Worsening Inequality, Repression

CIDRAP News: Nations eye COVID-19 lockdown extensions as global cases rise “With COVID-19 activity showing some early signs of stabilizing in parts of Europe, some governments are considering extending their lockdown orders, as cases are still surging or picking up in other parts of the continent. Meanwhile, cases are accelerating…

Media Outlets Report On Efforts To Develop Novel Coronavirus Treatments, Vaccines

The Atlantic: The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug (Zhang, 4/8). Financial Times: Covid-19 drugs could be made for $1 per day, say academics (Mancini, 4/9). The Lancet: Regulators split on antimalarials for COVID-19 (Jaffe, 4/11). Nature: If a coronavirus vaccine arrives, can the world make enough? (Khamsi, 4/9). New…

War-Torn Yemen Records 1st Coronavirus Case; COVID-19 Becomes Leading Cause Of Death Per Day In U.S.; U.K. PM Leaves ICU, Still Under Treatment

AFRICA The Guardian: Foreigners targeted in Central African Republic as coronavirus fears grow (Losh, 4/10). New Humanitarian: Zimbabwe’s triple threat: Coronavirus, food shortages, and an economy in meltdown (Mukeredzi, 4/9). Reuters: In Uganda, mothers in labor die amidst coronavirus lockdown (Biryabarema/Akwiri, 4/9). Reuters: Some African countries heading for coronavirus peak…

Bill Gates Comments On U.S. COVID-19 Response, Other Aspects Of Pandemic

NPR: Bill Gates, Who Has Warned About Pandemics For Years, On The U.S. Response So Far “Five years ago, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gave a TED Talk about global pandemics, warning that the world was not ready to take one on. Now, in the midst of such an outbreak, he…