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KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of June 18, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (6/18). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here.…

New Beijing COVID-19 Outbreak Sign Of ‘New Normal’; West African Ministers Propose Phased Re-Openings; PAHO Officials Warn Of Growing Case Numbers In Latin America; Yemen Faces Civil War Amid Pandemic

AFRICA AP: South Africa says 2 pandemics now, virus and gender violence (Cana, 6/17). Bloomberg: China to Waive Some African Loan Payments Due This Year, Xi Says (Chen et al., 6/17). Financial Times: African business steps up in global scramble for virus test kits (Munshi, 6/18). Reuters: West African ministers…

Trump Administration Debates What To Do With Malaria Pill Stockpile Built Up Before Drugs’ Effectiveness Known; Analysts Say U.S. National Security Priorities Must Change Before Next Pandemic

New York Times: A Mad Scramble to Stock Millions of Malaria Pills, Likely for Nothing “The Food and Drug Administration’s abrupt decision this week to revoke an emergency waiver for two malaria drugs promoted by President Trump as potential ‘game changers’ against the coronavirus has left 66 million doses stranded…

Blog Posts, Releases Address COVID-19 Data, Impact On Certain Populations, Other Related Issues

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19: Male disadvantage highlights the importance of sex-disaggregated data Katherine Ripullone, academic with the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford and Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS East of England, Cambridge, and colleagues (6/17). Center for Global Development: What Can Policymakers Learn about COVID-19 from Looking…

KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of June 17, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (6/17). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here.…

DRC Reports 17 Cases, 11 Deaths In New Ebola Outbreak In Équateur Province

Al Jazeera: 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo “The Democratic Republic of the Congo has recorded 17 Ebola cases in a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the western province of Équateur and 11 of those infected have died, health officials said on Monday.…

U.S. House Republicans Urge Trump Administration To Not Terminate WHO Relationship; Global Survey Examines U.S., Chinese Responses To Pandemic

CNN: Republicans urge Trump not to terminate relationship with World Health Organization “Despite alleging that the World Health Organization ‘enabled’ the Chinese government’s sweeping cover-up of the coronavirus pandemic’s origins, House Republicans are urging the Trump administration to reconsider its recent decision to terminate relations with the international body, arguing…

Blogs, Releases Address COVID-19 Impacts, Response Funding, Other Related Topics

Brookings: Yemen and COVID-19: The pandemic exacts its devastating toll Omer Karasapan, consultant with Strategies for Stability (6/15). Center for Global Development: Using Military Health Systems in the Response to COVID-19 Joseph Kazibwe, assistant technical analyst in health economics with iDSI, and colleagues (6/15). Chicago Council on Global Affairs: COVID-19,…

KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of June 16, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (6/16). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available here.…

More News In Global Health

Devex: New U.N. field hospitals will treat humanitarian workers with COVID-19 (Lieberman, 6/12). New York Times: Mutation Allows Coronavirus to Infect More Cells, Study Finds. Scientists Urge Caution (Carey/Glanz, 6/12). New York Times: The Scientist, the Air and the Virus (Parker-Pope, 6/12). NPR: Locusts Are A Plague Of Biblical Scope…