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News Outlets Examine Political Leaders’ Responses To COVID-19 Pandemic, Impacts On Political Systems, Civil Rights, National Security

AP: Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent “…In ex-communist Eastern Europe and elsewhere, populist leaders are introducing harsh measures including uncontrolled cellphone surveillance of their citizens and lengthy jail sentences for those who flout lockdown decrees. … In times of national emergency, countries often take steps that…

Nations Worldwide Take Steps To Mitigate COVID-19 Impacts

AFRICA Daily Beast: Coronavirus Erupts in Africa — Along With Deadly Rumors and Fear (Obaji, 3/30). Fox News: Coronavirus measures in Africa escalate to violence as police, military enforce lockdowns (Sorace, 3/30). France 24: Millions enter lockdown in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, as Africa steps up virus fight (3/31). New Humanitarian: Coronavirus…

More News In Global Health

Devex: WFP repackages efforts to reach hungry children as COVID-19 closes schools (Lieberman, 3/31). Devex: Charting a path for global nutrition: Strategies for scalable success (3/30). Devex: Watch: How Jan Egeland sees the COVID-19 crisis developing (Kumar, 3/31). The Guardian: Planting hope: the Syrian refugee who developed virus-resistant super-seeds (Chouraqui,…

Global Health Community Addresses Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic; WHO Issues New Guidelines On Maintaining Essential Health Services

Africa Center for Strategic Studies: Managing Health and Economic Priorities as the COVID-19 Pandemic Spreads in Africa Shannon Smith, professor of practice and director of engagement at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (3/30). Human Rights Watch: Afghanistan: Leaders Bicker Amid COVID-19 Crisis (3/30). Oxfam: How to Confront the Coronavirus…

KFF Resources Examine Global, Domestic Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of March 31, 2020 (3/31). KFF: Preparing for COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Leveraging U.S. Global Health Assets (Kates/Moss/Oum, 3/20). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources, including those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here. KFF’s new blog series…

KFF Resources Examine Global, Domestic Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of March 30, 2020 (3/30). KFF: Preparing for COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Leveraging U.S. Global Health Assets (Kates/Moss/Oum, 3/20). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources, including those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here. KFF’s new blog series…