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Al Jazeera: Can the tuberculosis vaccine help save coronavirus patients? (4/20). AP: N. Korea silence on Kim’s health raises succession speculation (Kim, 4/22). Homeland Preparedness News: Preclinical tests demonstrate potential vaccine’s capability to fight all four Ebola species (Galford, 4/21). Science: Coronavirus found in Paris sewage points to early warning…

COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Unprecedented Wake-Up Call’ On Climate, U.N.’s Guterres Says In Earth Day Message; In Video Message, SG Warns Of Health Delivery Human Rights Crisis

AP: U.N. chief: Pandemic is fast becoming a ‘human rights crisis’ “U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is ‘a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis.’ The U.N. chief said in a video message that there is discrimination in the delivery of public…

Trump, Pakistan PM Discuss Coordination On COVID-19 Response, Afghanistan Peace Deal

Reuters: Trump and Pakistan’s Khan discuss coordination against COVID-19 “U.S. President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday discussed the global coronavirus pandemic and efforts to blunt its spread, the White House and the Pakistani leader’s office said. The two also discussed the U.S.-led effort to bring…

MMWR Provides Update On Worldwide Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Update on Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks — Worldwide, July 2019-February 2020 Mary M. Alleman, epidemiologist in the Global Immunization Division at the CDC’s Center for Global Health, and colleagues provide an update on worldwide vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreaks and note that there were 31 ongoing and…

Chinese Diplomats Defend Country’s COVID-19 Response; Trump Administration Looks To Shift WHO Funding To Other Groups As House Democrats Call For Funding Resumption

AP: China’s diplomats show teeth in defending virus response “From Asia to Africa, London to Berlin, Chinese envoys have set off diplomatic firestorms with a combative defense whenever their country is accused of not acting quickly enough to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. They belong to a new…

Malaria No More, WHO Release Statements Recognizing World Malaria Day

Malaria No More: World Malaria Day: In the Face of COVID-19, Urgent Opportunity to Save Lives from Malaria and Protect Health Capacity (4/23). World Health Organization: WHO urges countries to move quickly to save lives from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa (4/23). World Health Organization: The potential impact of health service…

India Sees Drop In Overall Mortality Under Lockdown; European Hospitals Fear 2nd Wave Of COVID-19; Number Of U.S. Deaths High During First Weeks Of Pandemic

AFRICA Financial Times: Low Covid-19 death toll raises hopes Africa may be spared worst (Pilling, 4/27). The Telegraph: First Ebola, then measles, now Covid-19: Congo faces three simultaneous medical emergencies (Blomfield, 4/27). ASIA New York Times: Coronavirus Diplomacy: How China’s Red Cross Serves the Communist Party (Hernández et al., 4/28).…

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Devex: Are local and international aid worker disparities worsening under COVID-19? (Green, 4/28). The Guardian: Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists (Carrington, 4/27). MedPage Today: HIV Treatment as Prevention Worked in Australia (Laub, 4/27). PRI: Discussion: Pandemic exposes health inequities in vulnerable communities…

Major Powers Should Suspend Sanctions On Syria, Iran, Venezuela Amid Pandemic, NRC Head Says

Reuters: Big powers urged to freeze sanctions on Syria, Iran, Venezuela during virus “Major powers must suspend economic sanctions against countries including Syria, Iran, and Venezuela during the coronavirus pandemic which threatens to worsen hunger and suffering for the poor, an international refugee charity said on Tuesday. Jan Egeland, a…