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Media Outlets Examine Trump Administration’s, Other Politicians’ Responses To COVID-19 Pandemic

The Guardian: Coronavirus: Trump’s stumbles and testing failures pave way to disaster, experts say (Milman, 3/15). The Guardian: Bolsonaro and Amlo slammed for snubbing coronavirus warnings (Phillips/Agren, 3/15). The Hill: Ex-Obama official fires back: Trump was left with ‘global health infrastructure’ (Folley, 3/15). New York Times: ‘It’s Totally Ad Hoc’:…

CDC’s MMWR Report Examines Singapore’s Early COVID-19 Response

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Surveillance and Containment Measures for the First 100 Patients with COVID-19 in Singapore — January 2 — February 29, 2020 Yixiang Ng of the Ministry of Health in Singapore and colleagues review the first 100 cases of COVID-19 in…

Countries Worldwide Take Steps To Mitigate Impacts Of COVID-19

AP: Global economic coordination not happening in virus crisis (McHugh, 3/15). AP: South Asian leaders call for cooperation on coronavirus (3/15). Bloomberg: Latin America Announces Partial Lockdown Amid Coronavirus (Sanders, 3/14). Financial Times: Containing coronavirus: the lessons from Asia (Hille/White, 3/16). The Guardian: Egypt: rate of coronavirus cases ‘likely to…

KFF Resources Examine COVID-19 Cases Globally, Donor Funding For Outbreak

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of March 15, 2020 (3/15). KFF: The U.S. Response to Coronavirus: Summary of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (Oum/Wexler/Kates, 3/11). KFF: Donor Funding for the Global Novel Coronavirus Response (Moss, 3/10).

G7 Leaders Agree To Cooperate On COVID-19 Pandemic Response

AP: G7 leaders try to ease tension, vow to coordinate on virus “The United States and its top economic allies pledged Monday to more closely share real-time information about the coronavirus and the availability of medical equipment and to support jobs, global trade, and investment. They also vowed to bolster…

Trump Defends Use Of Phrase ‘Chinese Virus’ As China Expels More Journalists

Washington Times: Trump defends virus tweet as China kicks out more reporters “President Trump on Tuesday denounced China for falsely claiming the U.S. Army spread the deadly coronavirus in China, as Beijing condemned Mr. Trump’s use of the phrase ‘Chinese Virus’ and said it was expelling more U.S. journalists from…

U.S. Government Urges Americans To Enact Social Distancing Guidance, Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic Response

Financial Times: Donald Trump urges Americans to support ‘war’ on coronavirus “Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that the U.S. was fighting a ‘war’ against the coronavirus pandemic, as the president urged Americans to heed the social distancing guidelines that his administration released earlier this week…” (Sevastopulo/Manson, 3/17). New York Times:…

KFF Resources Examine COVID-19 Cases Globally, Donor Funding, Other Aspects Of Outbreak

KFF: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Glossary (3/18). KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of March 18, 2020 (3/18). KFF: The U.S. Response to Coronavirus: Summary of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (Oum/Wexler/Kates, 3/11). KFF: Donor Funding for the Global Novel Coronavirus Response (Moss, 3/10). Additional KFF…

White House Pauses Testimony Of Infectious Disease Experts, Sidelines CDC In COVID-19 Response, Media Outlets Report; Researchers Say Trump Administration’s Ban On Fetal Tissue Research Hinders Progress

POLITICO: White House pauses testimony for officials handling coronavirus response “The White House has issued a ‘temporary pause’ on congressional testimony for senior officials involved in the coronavirus response, according to correspondence obtained by POLITICO — a move that has some House Democrats complaining about stonewalling even as they acknowledge…

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