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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Examine Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Wall Street Journal: The Real Cure for Coronavirus Editorial Board “Governments are frantically trying to contain and combat the coronavirus, and those efforts are important, but the world’s best hope is private innovation. Cutting-edge diagnostic tests and treatments are advancing, and government should encourage the trend. President Trump recently ordered…

Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Says Ebola Experience Would Inform COVID-19 Leadership; Trump Campaign Targets Adviser Ron Klain

POLITICO: Trump camp targets Obama’s Ebola czar “Joe Biden has had limited success with his live-from-Wilmington, Del., coronavirus briefings. His longtime adviser, Ron Klain, is a different story. The nation’s former Ebola czar recently cut a video for the Biden campaign making an animated case against Donald Trump’s handling of…

Global Health Community Publishes Blog Posts On Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Arms Control Association: Pandemic Reveals Misplaced Priorities Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association (April 2020). Human Rights Watch: Congo’s Ebola Fight Has Lessons for COVID-19 Ida Sawyer, deputy director for Africa at HRW (3/26). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: We’re Moving Fast to Help Health Workers Worldwide Combat…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Data mapping key to track disease spread and plug health gaps, experts say (Willmer, 3/26). The Economist: Taking people’s temperatures can help fight the coronavirus (3/26). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: New guidelines for latent tuberculosis (Mushtaq, 4/1). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Ebola virus disease in DR Congo (Burki, 4/1).…

Global Health Community, U.N. Agencies Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19

BMJ Opinion: Healthcare workforce safety and Ebola in the context of covid-19 Megan B. Diamond, assistant director at the Harvard Global Health Institute, and Liana Woskie, research fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute (3/25). IntraHealth International: A Gender Lens on COVID-19 Megan O’Donnell, assistant director of the Gender Program…

Response To Ebola In DRC Was ‘Failure’, Says MSF Head Of Emergencies

Médecins Sans Frontières: How the Ebola response failed the people of DRC Karline Kleijer, head of emergencies at MSF, discusses the response to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, writing, “We cannot label the Ebola response a success. In fact, this cannot be labelled as anything other than…

Former DRC Health Minister Sentenced For Embezzling Ebola Funds

Reuters: Former DR Congo health minister convicted of embezzling Ebola funds “A former health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his financial advisor were sentenced on Monday to five years of forced labor for embezzling more than $400,000 from the country’s Ebola response funds, a court order showed.…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Atlantic: We Were Warned Uri Friedman, staff writer at the Atlantic (3/18). The Atlantic: Blame China Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution (3/19). The Atlantic: The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism Helen Lewis, staff writer at the Atlantic and author (3/19). Bloomberg: What Prepares a Country…

WHO Provides Update On State Of Ebola In DRC

WHO: Ebola virus disease — Democratic Republic of the Congo This post provides an update of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), noting, “It has been over 21 days since the last confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been reported … On 9 March, the…