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Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Actions Needed To Prepare For Future Pandemics

World Bank: Epidemic Preparedness and Response (10/12). World Economic Forum: 5 urgent actions to stop future pandemics crushing the global economy Harry Kretchmer, senior writer for Formative Content (10/12). World Politics Review: The Time to Start Preparing for the Next Pandemic Is Now Stewart M. Patrick, James H. Binger senior…

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AP: Brazil’s poor squeezed by less virus aid, surging food costs (Biller/Pollastri, 10/9). AP: India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency (Sharma/Ghosal, 10/11). Bloomberg: Philippines Considers Relaxing Curfew, Readies Vaccine Trials (Jiao/Calonzo, 10/12). Borgen Magazine: The (RED) Campaign: Fighting HIV/AIDS Amid COVID-19 (Davis, 10/10). The Guardian: Aid…

Global Health Security Index Serves As Tool To Assess Health System Capacities While Considering Social, Political, Environmental Factors

BMJ Global Health: The value proposition of the Global Health Security Index Sanjana J. Ravi, senior analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and colleagues discuss how the Global Health Security Index (GHS Index), a comprehensive assessment of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries, “can help…

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AP: Brazil strains at quarantine as virus cases pass 5 million (Biller, 10/8). AP: As virus fills French ICUs anew, doctors ask what went wrong (Charlton et al., 10/9). AP: Spanish govt imposes state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid (Hatton et al., 10/9). AP: Soldiers, experts to help German cities…

USAID Announces $100M Program To Address Zoonotic Viral Disease Threats

Homeland Preparedness News: USAID outlines zoonotic viral disease initiative “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected Tufts University to spearhead a $100 million program to assess and address zoonotic viral disease threats such as SARS-CoV-2. … Strategies to Prevent Spillover (STOP Spillover) builds on the university’s expertise in…

World Leaders, Finance Experts Meet To Discuss More Economic Action On COVID-19; U.N. Leaders Discuss Country-Led Efforts To Change Pandemic’s Trajectory, Impacts On Human Rights

Devex: Proposals and pressure mount for more action on COVID-19 financing “Dozens of heads of state, top United Nations officials, and the heads of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund gathered virtually last week in the largest convening of its kind about the economic response to COVID-19. They…

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