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COVID-19 Pandemic Altering International Diplomacy, Operations Of Governments Worldwide

AP: Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus “…The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered international diplomacy. While the interruptions may seem to many like trivial inconveniences for a well-heeled jet set, they may have significant implications for matters of war and peace, arms control, and human rights.…

U.N. SG Guterres Warns Of Surge In Domestic Violence Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns

NPR: Global Lockdowns Resulting In ‘Horrifying Surge’ In Domestic Violence, U.N. Warns “United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, citing a sharp rise in domestic violence amid global coronavirus lockdowns, called on governments around the world to make addressing the issue a key part of their response to the pandemic. Speaking late…

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized With Coronavirus As Nations Worldwide Continue To Implement Mitigation Strategies

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Nigeria: Aid workers warn 2 million displaced at risk of COVID-19 (4/5). AP: ‘Complete collapse of economies’ ahead as Africa faces virus (Muhumuza, 4/5). BBC: South Africa’s ruthlessly efficient fight against coronavirus (Harding, 4/3). Financial Times: African health officials warn of chronic medical shortages (Munshi, 4/5). Forbes:…

Media Outlets Report On COVID-19 Treatment, Vaccine Research

Bloomberg: A Fast-Moving Virus Pits Treating Patients Against Finding a Cure (Langreth/Griffin, 4/5). The Guardian: When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready? (Spinney, 4/6). New Yorker: The Quest for a Pandemic Pill (Hutson, 4/13). STAT: This tiny federal agency was built to respond to a crisis like coronavirus. Now that…