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More Systemic Crises Require Humanitarian Aid System To Change, Opinion Piece Says

New Humanitarian: Crises have changed. Can the aid industry? Lydia Poole, independent consultant and researcher focused on reform of the international aid financing system “The humanitarian system has developed to respond to geographically contained and separate crises that are usually a long-haul flight from the centers of power and wealth…

Loss Of Habitat, Biodiversity Will Lead To Future Pandemics, IPBES Report Warns

France 24: Nature loss means deadlier future pandemics, U.N. warns “Future pandemics will happen more often, kill more people, and wreak even worse damage to the global economy than Covid-19 without a fundamental shift in how humans treat nature, the United Nations’ biodiversity panel said Thursday. Warning that there are…

Assistant Health Secretary Says U.S. Can Control COVID-19 As Trump Falsely Tells Supporters Pandemic Is Ending; U.S. Cases Reach Record Levels, Outbreak Among VP Pence’s Staff

AP: U.S. health official says pandemic clearly can be controlled “A day after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic,’ a top Trump administration health official said Monday that Americans have already proven they can do that through basic safeguards shown to…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Al Jazeera: Child malnutrition reaches new highs in parts of Yemen: U.N. (10/27). AP: Poland’s PM defends abortion ruling, condemns protests (10/27). Borgen Magazine: Humanitarian Organizations Addressing Hunger in Syria (Pangman, 10/26). Devex: Liberia mental health services ‘overloaded’ after lockdown, MSF says (Smith, 10/27). Devex: Can funders help bridge the…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Trump Administration’s Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Call For Better U.S. Leadership

USA TODAY: Trump’s dangerous isolationism weakens USA and strengthens our adversaries: Retired generals Retired Maj. Gen. Michael R. Lehnert, former commander of Marine Corps Installations West, and Retired Lt. Gen. Richard L. Kelly, former deputy commandant for the Marine Corps Installations and Logistics; both affiliated with National Security Leaders for…

Taiwan’s Response To COVID-19, International Cooperation Show WHO Needs Its Membership, Health Minister Writes In Opinion Piece

Anadolu Agency: OPINION — Support Taiwan’s inclusion in post-COVID-19 global public health network Chen Shih-chung, minister of health and welfare of the Republic of China (Taiwan) “…Thanks to the united efforts of its entire people, Taiwan has responded to the threats posed by this pandemic through four principles: prudent action,…

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