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Africa CDC Director Calls On Continent To Invest In Human Capital In COVID-19 Response; Duterte Employs Drug War Tactics In Coronavirus Mitigation; Yemen Health Care System Collapses Amid Pandemic, Cholera; U.S. National Security Adviser Tests Positive

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Morocco bans travel to and from major cities to curb coronavirus (7/27). BBC News: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/27). PRI: Africa must invest ‘in human capital’ to fight the coronavirus, says Africa CDC director (7/27). ASIA AP: Volunteers came to the rescue…

KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of July 28, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (7/28). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here.…

WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic Worst-Ever Global Health Emergency, Calls On Nations To Do More To Prevent Spread; NYT, WSJ Examine Impacts On Developing Countries’ Economies

New York Times: They Crossed Oceans to Lift Their Families Out of Poverty. Now, They Need Help. “…Around the globe, the pandemic has jeopardized a vital artery of finance supporting hundreds of millions of families — so-called remittances sent home from wealthy countries by migrant workers. As the coronavirus has…

Coronavirus Shows World Needs Better Preparation For Bioterrorism, Some Experts Say

POLITICO: How the coronavirus can prepare us for bioterrorism “…Bioterrorism experts now worry the West is even less prepared for a biological attack. Worse, the devastation caused by Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, could motivate rogue states or terrorist groups to use a similar pathogen against their…

KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of July 27, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (7/27). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here.…

Chinese Scientist Speaks With Science About Research Into Coronaviruses, Trump Administration’s Allegations Over Origin Of SARS-CoV-2

Science: ‘Trump owes us an apology.’ Chinese scientist at the center of COVID-19 origin theories speaks out “The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Shi, who’s been nicknamed ‘Bat Woman,’ heads a group that studies bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), in…