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Doctor Discusses ‘Parallel Epidemics Of Xenophobia, Misinformation’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

BMJ Opinion: Abraar Karan: Coronavirus — Containing the parallel epidemics of xenophobia and misinformation Abraar Karan, a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, discusses the challenges of xenophobia and racism against Chinese communities amid the coronavirus outbreak, writing, “[A]s we prepare to respond [to coronavirus] as…

Despite Coronavirus Outbreak Increasingly Looking Pandemic, Control Possible, U.N. Expert Says; Researchers Work To Determine How Disease Spreads, Mortality Rate

AP: New China virus details show challenge for outbreak control “…Details that emerged last week about the new virus from China show how challenging it could be to control this outbreak, health experts say…” (Marchione, 2/2). New York Times: Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say “The Wuhan…

More Opinions In Global Health

The Conversation: What needs to happen for better cancer prevention and control in Kenya Gershim Asiki, research scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center (2/3). The Conversation: Nigeria and disease outbreaks. Better prepared, but still weak spots Folasade Ogunsola, professor of clinical microbiology at the University of Lagos…

Taiwan Calls China ‘Vile’ For WHO Exclusion During Coronavirus Outbreak; China, WHO Say Information Flowing To Taiwan

Reuters: Taiwan calls China ‘vile’ for limiting WHO access during virus outbreak “Taiwan dramatically escalated its war of words with Beijing on Tuesday over the island’s exclusion from the World Health Organization, saying ‘vile’ China was preventing Taiwan from getting timely information about the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan is not a…

CFR Brief Describes U.S. Response To Coronavirus Outbreak

Council on Foreign Relations: Coronavirus Outbreak: What Is the U.S. Public Health Response? Lindsay Maizland, writer and editor at CFR, discusses the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak, including an overview of which agencies are leading the U.S. response, what U.S. health authorities are advising, how the U.S. is contributing…

WHO Releases Strategic Response Plan For Novel Coronavirus, Calls For ‘Evidence-Based’ Prevention Approaches; Researchers Model Potential Growth Of Outbreak

Devex: Tedros addresses criticism against China coronavirus response “World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on the international community to focus on taking actions to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak, instead of speculating on what China did or did not do in the early…

Spread Of Novel Coronavirus Not Yet Peaked, WHO Warns

U.N. News: Slight fall in coronavirus infections ‘nothing to celebrate,’ says U.N. health agency “A slight drop overnight in the number of people infected by the new coronavirus is welcome but ‘nothing to celebrate,’ a top U.N. health official said on Thursday. Dr. Michael Ryan, head of the World Health…

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