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Some Nations Prepare For Spread Of Coronavirus While Others Experience Slowdown

AFRICA The Guardian: ‘We fear, but have to work’: isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi (Moore, 3/27). The Hill: Kenya confirms first coronavirus death (Bowden, 3/26). NPR: South Africa Reports First COVID-19 Deaths, Goes Into 3-Week Lockdown (Neuman, 3/27). Reuters: Using lessons from Ebola, West Africa prepares…

Media Outlets Profile U.S. Scientists Leading National Response To Coronavirus, Deborah Birx, Anthony Fauci

Los Angeles Times: Deborah Birx, AIDS researcher, takes a prominent role in coronavirus messaging for Trump administration (Wilkinson, 3/25). Science: Fauci’s straight talk (Cohen, 3/27). Washington Post: As Trump signals readiness to break with experts, his online base assails Fauci (Stanley-Becker, 3/26). Washington Post Magazine: Can Deborah Birx Save Us?…

Experts Discuss U.S., Global Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

ABC: Obama-era Ebola czar says White House is ‘blind’ to how bad coronavirus will get (Dubnow, 3/25). Democracy Now!: Economist Jeffrey Sachs: Trump ‘Understands Nothing, Listens to Nothing’ as Pandemic Surges in U.S. (Goodman, 3/24). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: U.S. public health budget cuts in the face of COVID-19 (Devi,…

Presidents Trump, Xi Discuss Coronavirus Pandemic In Phone Call, Pledge Cooperation

NPR: In Phone Call, Trump And China’s President Discuss Coronavirus Pandemic “President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping discussed the global response to the novel coronavirus in a phone call in which the two reportedly discussed easing tensions and pledged cooperation in the fight against the pandemic…” (Neuman, 3/27). Reuters:…

DFID’s COVID-19 Response Limited Thus Far, Devex Reports

Devex: DFID goes quiet on COVID-19 response “The U.K.’s international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been criticized by insiders as ‘disappointing’ and poorly communicated. … With the pandemic continuing to gather pace, concerns are rising about the potential impact in low-income countries. The U.K. on March 6 announced a…