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Blogs, Releases Address Various COVID-19 Topics, Including Vaccine Development, Implications For Health Policy Research, Face Mask Use

Center for Global Development: Vaccine Preliminary Results: Here Is Why We Need to Exercise Caution Anthony McDonnell, senior policy analyst at CGD, and colleagues (7/23). CIDRAP: Commentary: My views on cloth face coverings for the public for preventing COVID-19 Michael T. Osterholm, director of CIDRAP (7/22). Think Global Health: Condoms,…

Chinese Scientist Speaks With Science About Research Into Coronaviruses, Trump Administration’s Allegations Over Origin Of SARS-CoV-2

Science: ‘Trump owes us an apology.’ Chinese scientist at the center of COVID-19 origin theories speaks out “The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Shi, who’s been nicknamed ‘Bat Woman,’ heads a group that studies bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), in…

Africa CDC Director Calls On Continent To Invest In Human Capital In COVID-19 Response; Duterte Employs Drug War Tactics In Coronavirus Mitigation; Yemen Health Care System Collapses Amid Pandemic, Cholera; U.S. National Security Adviser Tests Positive

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Morocco bans travel to and from major cities to curb coronavirus (7/27). BBC News: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/27). PRI: Africa must invest ‘in human capital’ to fight the coronavirus, says Africa CDC director (7/27). ASIA AP: Volunteers came to the rescue…

45M In 13 Southern African Countries Face Food Insecurity, SADC Report Says

Al Jazeera: Nearly 45 million people food insecure in southern Africa “Nearly 45 million people in 13 countries in southern Africa are food insecure as a result of drought, floods, and the impact of coronavirus, the region’s bloc said. The tally has risen almost 10 percent over last year, the…

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Disproportionate Social, Economic Impacts On Women, Presents Opportunity To Overhaul Development Funding Structures To Reach More Women

Devex: Fight ‘shadow pandemic’ by overhauling funding strategy, women leaders say “COVID-19 is weakening social, educational, and health services access for women and girls. But the crisis also provides an opportunity to dismantle traditional development funding structures, and create a more equitable system that reaches more women, especially women of…

WHO Warns Against Waiting For Herd Immunity; U.N. Climate Chief Discusses Pandemic, Climate Change; U.N. Human Rights Committee Clarifies Language On Protests During Public Health Emergencies

CNBC: WHO warns that waiting to achieve herd immunity to the coronavirus will kill a lot of people “The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised public officials against trying to achieve so-called herd immunity to the coronavirus by allowing it to rapidly spread throughout their communities, saying it will overwhelm…

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