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Sen. Rick Scott Calls For Congressional Investigation Into WHO COVID-19 Response; Media Outlets Examine WHO’s Global Role

POLITICO: Rick Scott calls for congressional inquiry into WHO’s coronavirus response “Sen. Rick Scott on Tuesday called for a congressional investigation into the World Health Organization, suggesting the U.S. should cut off its funding for ‘helping Communist China cover up’ the full extent of the coronavirus pandemic. The Florida Republican,…

News Outlets Report On COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact On People Living With HIV

France 24: Could high HIV rates worsen the coronavirus crisis in South Africa? (Bradpiece, 3/31). POLITICO: HIV patients left vulnerable amid pandemic, experts say (Ollstein, 3/31). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Are people living with HIV more at risk from coronavirus? (Greenhalgh/Lopez, 3/31).

WHO, PAHO Call On Asia-Pacific, Latin American Countries To Remain Vigilant, Implement COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies, As Disease Spreads Worldwide

AFRICA AP: Ethiopia postpones major election because of coronavirus (Meseret, 3/31). Reuters: Sierra Leone has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, president says (Inveen/Jabkhiro, 3/31). U.N. News: Coronavirus poses latest threat to battered health system in DR Congo (3/31). U.N. News: U.N. appeals to all Somalis to ‘come together’ in…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Examine Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Times: The Wall That Didn’t Stop the Coronavirus Editorial Board “…Rounding up undocumented immigrants and shutting down the border is something President Trump has yearned to do since long before the coronavirus began its fateful spread. And his animosity toward undocumented immigrants is affecting the efforts to contain…