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Mexico Passes Italy To Be 4th Globally In Number Of COVID-19 Deaths; Dubai, Abu Dhabi Confront Pandemic Differently; Outbreak In Kazakhstan Likely Novel Coronavirus; U.S. Death Rate Begins To Rise Again

AFRICA The Economist: Which parts of Africa will be hit hardest by covid-19? (7/10). ASIA DW: Mystery pneumonia outbreak in Kazakhstan likely to be coronavirus: WHO (7/11). U.N. News: COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population (7/11). Wall Street Journal: Pandemic Crushes Garment Industry, the Developing World’s…

Pandemic Accelerates Across Africa; Oxygen Supplies Run Low In S. Africa; Bolivian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Idlib, Syria Records First Case; U.S. Faces Patchwork Policies, No Federal Goals

AFRICA AP: Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa (Magome, 7/10). Devex: African Union aims to scale up COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials (Jerving, 7/10). The Guardian: South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continent (Burke, 7/9). The Guardian: Zimbabwe health minister facing coronavirus corruption…

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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of July 10, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (7/10). 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.…

Pandemic Could Push 122M People Deeper Into Hunger, Poverty, Oxfam Report Warns

The Telegraph: Covid-19 could kill more people through hunger than the virus itself, warns Oxfam “More people will die of hunger caused by the pandemic than of coronavirus this year, according to a report from Oxfam. An estimated 122 million of the world’s poorest people could be plunged deeper into…

U.N. News Reports On COVID-19 Recovery Efforts; Trafficking Of Substandard, Fake Products Related To Pandemic; Reissue Of Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ To Help Children

U.N. News: U.N. chief highlights need for decent jobs to fuel COVID-19 recovery “More than 50 Heads of State and government, alongside global employers’ and trade union leaders, have been taking part in an online discussion on Wednesday looking at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of…

COVID-19 Spread In Africa Reaching ‘Full Speed’; Cases In Philippines Pass 50K; Millions Of Yemeni Children Face Starvation Amid Pandemic; Canada PM Touts Country’s Response; Birx Urges Some U.S. States To Return To Phase 1

AFRICA AP: COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching ‘full speed’ (Anna, 7/9). CNN: Africa’s battle against Covid-19 will be won or lost here (McKenzie/Swails, 7/6). Pulitzer Center: COVID’s Darkest Effects: How the Pandemic May Fuel Child Trafficking in Ghana (Leadholm, 7/8). ASIA AP: Philippines virus cases soar past 50,000…