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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of April 9, 2020 (4/9). 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 “Coronavirus Policy Watch” is available here.

European Commission Announces Global Response To COVID-19

European Commission: Q&A: Global E.U. response to the coronavirus pandemic “To address the immediate health crisis and resulting humanitarian needs in partner countries, as well as longer term and structural impact on societies and economies in partner countries, the E.U. will secure financial support to partner countries amounting to more…

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BBC: Yemen: World Food Programme to cut aid by half in Houthi-controlled areas (4/10). Devex: NGOs lay off, furlough staff as financial crisis bites (Worley, 4/9). Devex: Watch: Former OFDA chief gives Trump administration a ‘D’ on its COVID-19 response (Kumar, 4/10). The Guardian: Tanzania to ease education ban on…

Bill Gates Comments On U.S. COVID-19 Response, Other Aspects Of Pandemic

NPR: Bill Gates, Who Has Warned About Pandemics For Years, On The U.S. Response So Far “Five years ago, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gave a TED Talk about global pandemics, warning that the world was not ready to take one on. Now, in the midst of such an outbreak, he…

As COVID-19 Cases Stabilize In Some European Countries, Asia Braces For 2nd Wave; U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns Pandemic Worsening Inequality, Repression

CIDRAP News: Nations eye COVID-19 lockdown extensions as global cases rise “With COVID-19 activity showing some early signs of stabilizing in parts of Europe, some governments are considering extending their lockdown orders, as cases are still surging or picking up in other parts of the continent. Meanwhile, cases are accelerating…

Nations Pursue Varied COVID-19 Strategies; U.K. PM Johnson Out Of Hospital, Not Yet Back To Work

AFRICA The Hill: South African president extends lockdown two weeks, takes pay cut (Johnson, 4/10). New Humanitarian: Briefing: What’s behind South Sudan’s COVID-19 inspired U.N.-backlash (Anyadike, 4/10). Reuters: Liberia coronavirus lockdown off to chaotic start (Snyder et al., 4/12). ASIA NPR: An Indian State Tells Quarantined Folks: ‘A Selfie An…