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WHO Warns Nations Must Implement More COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies As Cases Rise By 1M In 5 Days; Virus Antibodies May Dissipate After Several Months, Officials Say

The Hill: WHO chief: Pandemic ‘going to get worse and worse and worse’ “The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is raging out of control in North and South America, and that the virus will continue spreading unimpeded unless governments and individuals take the steps needed…

New Ebola Outbreak In Western DRC Growing, WHO Emergencies Chief Warns

Al Jazeera: ‘Great concern’ as new Ebola outbreak grows in western DR Congo “Ebola is spreading in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with nearly 50 known cases across a large region bordering the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of July 14, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (7/14). 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.…

African Nations Work To Track COVID-19 Cases; Pakistan To Restart Polio Vaccination Campaign Amid Pandemic; Deaths Climb In Yemen; COVID Outbreak On U.S. Military Base Strains Relation With Japan

AFRICA New Humanitarian: Kenya’s teen pregnancy crisis: More than COVID-19 is to blame (Wadekar, 7/13). NPR: South Africa Introduces Alcohol Ban And Curfew As Coronavirus Surges (Peralta, 7/13). Reuters: Counting the burials: African nations scramble to track COVID-19 (Paravicini et al., 7/13). Xinhua: Uganda says COVID-19 erodes gains in achieving…

Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time; FDA Rebuffs Chinese Claim Coronavirus Found In Food Shipments; Trump Administration Sidelines Fauci, CDC; GOP Lawmakers Question WHO Pandemic Timeline

AP: Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic “President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against…

Global COVID-19 Cases See Record Increase On Sunday, Up By More Than 230K, WHO Says; Emergencies Chief Calls On Global Leaders To Improve Access To Health Care

Reuters: WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 230,000 “The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa, according…

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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of July 13, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (7/13). 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.…

COVID-19 Increases Socioeconomic Vulnerability Of LGBTI People, International Survey Shows

UNAIDS: Survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic increases vulnerability of LGBTI people “The opening session of the 2020 International AIDS Conference shared the findings of a rapid online survey demonstrating the increased socioeconomic vulnerability of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people due to COVID-19. UNAIDS, the LGBT+ Foundation,…