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Blogs, Research, Releases Address Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Role Of Physical Distancing, Monitoring Emergency Funding In Africa, Mental Health Interventions

The BMJ: Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries Nazrul Islam, research fellow with the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues (7/15). Global Citizen: COVID-19 Rates Among Indigenous Australians…

Think Global Health Pieces Address U.S. COVID-19 Response, Withdrawal From WHO

Think Global Health: Collateral Damage of the U.S. Withdrawal from the WHO: Frontline Responders Sonya Stokes, assistant professor at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in the Division of Emergency Medicine and Global Health, fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the Division of Biosecurity, and term…

U.S. Senators, Japan Propose Similar Pandemic Preparedness Funds

The Lancet: New funds proposed to prevent pandemics “…In May, a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from WHO, a bipartisan bill on global health security was introduced by Republican Senator Jim Risch and two Democrat colleagues. The bill seeks to ‘contain infectious disease outbreaks overseas before…

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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of July 17, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (7/17). 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.…

E.U. Leaders Meet In Person To Discuss $2.1T Budget, COVID-19 Recovery Plan

NPR: E.U. Leaders Meet In Hopes Of Closing Divisions Over COVID-19 Relief Package “European Union leaders were going into their first face-to-face meeting in months on Friday, hoping to hammer out details of a 1.85 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) E.U. budget and COVID-19 recovery plan amid a global pandemic that…

Obama Warns Against Politicization Of COVID-19; Public Health Groups Concerned Over New Trump Administration Coronavirus Data Reporting Policy; Susan Rice Discusses Pandemic, Racism As National Security Threats

The Hill: Obama issues warning on U.S. coronavirus response: ‘Virus doesn’t care about spin or ideology’ (Budryk, 7/15). The Hill: Public health groups denounce new Trump move sidelining CDC (Weixel, 7/16). New York Times: Chief Vaccine Scientist Will Not Be Forced to Disclose Pharmaceutical Stocks (Weiland, 7/15). Washington Post: Susan…