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Nature Outlines Trump Administration’s Interference In Government Scientists’ Response To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Executive Order That Could Facilitate Their Firing

Nature: Four ways Trump has meddled in pandemic science — and why it matters “As the United States votes today on who will be its next president, Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic looms large. One issue that resonates with the research community is the extent to which the…

Global Coronavirus Response Hindered By Politics, Helen Clark Says In Bloomberg Interview

Bloomberg: WHO, Nations’ Covid Response Hampered by Politics, Reviewer Says “The World Health Organization needs greater freedom from politics when it recommends measures to fight global health crises, according to one of the leaders of an independent panel evaluating the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Concerns about reactions to recommendations…

COVID-19 Pandemic To Define U.S. Elections As Voters Head To Polls

The Hill: On The Trail: A campaign defined by a pandemic “After eight months of downplaying the threat of a pandemic that has killed nearly a quarter-million of his constituents, President Trump faces voters Tuesday in an election that has become all about a virus that is running unchecked throughout…

WHO Extends COVID-19 PHEIC Declaration, Expresses Concern Over Some Patients’ Long-Term Symptoms, Launches Investigation Into Virus’s Origin; Tedros Self-Quarantines After Exposure To Infected Person

ABC News: WHO director goes into self-quarantine after contact with person exposed to COVID-19 “The director of the World Health Organization tweeted Sunday he will go into self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he is well and not showing…

U.S. Presidential Election Outcome To Impact America’s Role As Global Leader, Domestic Public Health, Science Policies, Media Outlets Say

Bloomberg: The Future of U.S. Public Health Is on the Ballot “When Americans finish voting on Tuesday, they will have chosen between two radically different options for public health. The rights and responsibilities of states and the federal government have preoccupied liberals and conservatives for decades. During the pandemic, President…

Former U.S. VP Joe Biden Would Reverse Trump Policies On WHO, Climate Change If He Wins Presidential Election; News Outlets Examine Foreign Aid Approach, COVID-19 Plan

CNN: How Biden plans to undo Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy and return U.S. to world stage “After four years of norm-bending, treaty-disrupting, and alliance-shaking foreign policy from the Trump administration, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising to return the U.S. to its more traditional role on the world…

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