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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized With Coronavirus As Nations Worldwide Continue To Implement Mitigation Strategies

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Nigeria: Aid workers warn 2 million displaced at risk of COVID-19 (4/5). AP: ‘Complete collapse of economies’ ahead as Africa faces virus (Muhumuza, 4/5). BBC: South Africa’s ruthlessly efficient fight against coronavirus (Harding, 4/3). Financial Times: African health officials warn of chronic medical shortages (Munshi, 4/5). Forbes:…

Global Health Community Addresses Various Topics Related To COVID-19

Brookings: Civil society: An essential ingredient of development George Ingram, senior fellow for global economy and development at Brookings (4/6). Center for Global Development: Flatten the Curve without Flattening the Economy: How to Stop COVID-19 from Causing Another Catastrophe for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Lorcan Clarke, economist and…

European Commission COVID-19 Response Aims To Counter Chinese Account Of Pandemic Response; E.U. Science Leader Resigns, Criticizes Bloc’s Response

Devex: ‘The politics of generosity’: Brussels aims to counter Chinese narrative on coronavirus “As the European Commission unveils its response to the coronavirus around the world this week, expect a lot of talk about ‘Team Europe.’ … The release of the commission’s global COVID-19 policy Tuesday and upcoming meeting of…

Global Health Community Addresses U.S. Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Council on Foreign Relations: U.S. Coronavirus Response: Who’s In Charge of What? Lindsay Maizland, writer and editor with the Council on Foreign Relations (4/7). CSIS: A Covid-19 Response Corps Can Help Stop the Pandemic U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) and Ami Bera (D-Calif.), members of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening…

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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of April 8, 2020 (4/8). 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.

Media Outlets Report On Coronavirus-Related Actions, Comments From U.S. VP, Lawmakers, Health Experts, Intelligence Community

ABC News: Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources (Margolin/Meek, 4/8). Axios: Citing coronavirus, lawmakers call for a ban on wildlife markets (Harder, 4/8). CNN: U.S. intelligence agencies started tracking coronavirus outbreak in China as early as November (Cohen et al., 4/9). POLITICO: Pence and Fauci…

Global Health Community Addresses Various Angles Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Global Development: Strengthening the Basics: Approaches to COVID-19 Care in Low-Resource Settings Sharif Ismail, faculty of medicine at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, and colleagues from the Center for Global Development and King’s College London (4/8). Guttmacher Institute: Nine Things Congress Must Do to…

POLITICO Examines U.N.’s Global Coordination Role In Coronavirus Pandemic

POLITICO: The United Nations goes missing “It took more than three months, a death toll above 87,000 and cases in more than 180 countries, repeated pleas from smaller nations, and a growing sense of shame among senior diplomats — but the United Nations Security Council is finally going to meet…

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