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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.

WHO DG Warns Against Politicizing COVID-19 After Trump Threatens To Freeze Funding, Others Criticize Agency Over Outbreak’s Handling; Taiwan Protests Tedros’ Accusations Of Racist Campaign

AP: Taiwan protests WHO leader’s accusations of racist campaign “Taiwan’s foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that the self-governing island was linked to and condoned racist personal attacks on him…” (Lai, 4/9). The Hill: WHO chief warns against ‘politicizing’ coronavirus unless…

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…

News Media Examine President Trump’s Accountability During COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Mother Jones: Will Trump and His Enablers Ever Face Accountability for the Coronavirus Massacre? (Corn, 4/8). POLITICO: Trump’s coronavirus response relies on companies, just not his (Kumar, 4/9). Washington Post: Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump’s resistance to criticism — and his desire for fervent praise (Parker/Gearan, 4/8). Washington Post: Trump’s resistance…

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…

COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Decades Of Progress On Global Poverty, Report Says

Devex: COVID-19 threatens decades of progress on global poverty, report says “The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to create a ‘new era’ of poverty, putting decades of progress at risk, research from the United Nations University suggests. In a worst-case scenario, more than half a billion people –…

Coronavirus Lockdowns Should Not Be Lifted Fully Until Effective Vaccine Developed, Lancet Modeling Study Suggests; Search For Vaccine Continues But Will Take Time

CNN: Lockdowns shouldn’t be fully lifted until coronavirus vaccine found, new study warns “Coronavirus lockdowns across the globe should not be completely lifted until a vaccine for the disease is found, according to a study based on China’s outbreak published in medical journal The Lancet. China’s draconian restrictions on daily…

More News In Global Health

AFP: Virus may spark ‘devastating’ global condom shortage (4/8). Devex: In Burkina Faso, aid groups face a test of the ‘humanitarian-development nexus’ (Mednick, 4/8). Devex: Meet Andy Herscowitz, DFC’s first chief development officer (Saldinger, 4/8). The Guardian: Face masks cannot stop healthy people getting Covid-19, says WHO (Sample, 6/7). PBS:…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Wall Street Journal: Billionaires Have Their Uses Editorial Board (4/7). Devex: Opinion: Elections and COVID-19 — what we learned from Ebola Anthony Banbury, president and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (4/8). Financial Times: How to marshal a crowd to launch a moonshot against Covid-19 Anjana Ahuja, contributing…