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News Outlets Examine Various Aspects Of Research, Development Of Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Bloomberg: Glaxo and Sanofi Are Discussing $620 Million U.K. Vaccine Deal (Paton, 7/5). NPR: The Ethics Of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials In Developing Countries (Pfeiffer, 7/4). NPR: How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost? (Garcia/Hirsch, 7/3). Reuters: Britain nears $625 million Sanofi/GSK COVID-19 vaccine deal: report (Smout et al., 7/5). Science: The…

Reopenings, Mixed Messages Fuel Steep Increase In U.S. COVID-19 Cases As White House Readies New Messaging; Iran Orders Mask Usage; El Salvador Delays Reopening; South Africa Faces Coronavirus, TB

AFRICA AP: Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19 (Ssuuna, 7/4). CNN: South Africa battles coronavirus and tuberculosis (McKenzie, 7/4). The Guardian (Nigeria): COVID-19: Nigeria may record spike in malaria, TB deaths, Global Fund warns (Onyedika-Ugoeze, 7/4). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Powerless in a pandemic: Solar energy prescribed…

Experts Raise Concerns About Staff Departures Amid DFID, FCO Merger

The Guardian: DFID merger: experts warn of brain drain and damage to U.K.’s global standing “Aid experts have warned of a brain drain of senior staff from the Department for International Development when it merges with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which could damage the U.K.’s international standing. Downing Street…

Pandemic Threatens Africa’s Health Care Workforce; Multi-Dimensional Crisis Impacts Afghanistan; Europe Looks To Recover; COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In Latin America; White House Task Force To Hold First Briefing In 2 Months

AFRICA AP: Kenya: 3 people killed in clash with police over face masks (Odula, 6/26). Axios: Coronavirus accelerates in Africa as economic damage deepens (Lawler, 6/25). BBC: Coronavirus: How Africa’s supply chains are evolving (Russon, 6/25). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Africa’s unsung army of women wage war on COVID-19 (Bhalla/Wuilbercq, 6/25).…

European Commission, Global Citizen To Host June 27 COVID-19 Pledging Summit

Devex: Rockers and The Rock unite to boost COVID-19 funding momentum “The European Commission and advocacy organization Global Citizen will hold a coronavirus pledging summit Saturday, aiming to mobilize additional funding for vaccines, tests, and treatments. … The summit follows a May 4 pledging conference convened by the commission. A…

Germany, France Pledge Additional Funding, Equipment To WHO

NPR: Germany And France Promise New Financial Support To World Health Organization “Less than a month after President Trump vowed to stop funding the World Health Organization, Germany and France say they will contribute financial backing to the agency in its fight against the coronavirus. Germany promised to give 500…

More News In Global Health

CNN Philippines: Tuberculosis amid Covid-19 pandemic (Gomez, 6/25). Devex: Tech groups, nonprofits accelerate plans to tackle global blood shortage (Cheney, 6/25). Devex: World Bank staff association sounds alarm over Brazil’s executive director nominee (Igoe, 6/24). Devex: Is this a DFID merger or an FCO takeover? These are the signs to…

U.S. Working With Europe On Travel Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Pompeo Says; Bolton Memoir Renews Concerns Trump Praised Chinese Efforts On Virus As Officials Worked To Gain Information

The Hill: Pompeo says U.S. working with E.U. to resume travel amid spike in COVID-19 “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the U.S. is working with European allies on how to safely resume international travel, following reports that the European Union would not open its borders to American…

Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Begins In S. Africa As Continent Seeks Equitable Access To Any Vaccine; Racial Bias In European Lockdown Policing, Report Says; More Than 226K Dead Of COVID-19 In PAHO Region; Yemen Needs More Aid Funding; Virus Hit Nursing Homes Hard In Canada

AFRICA Reuters: South Africa rolls out continent’s first trials for COVID-19 vaccine (Heiberg, 6/24). VOA News: Africa Seeks Equitable Access to Any COVID-19 Vaccine (Marks, 6/24). ASIA ABC (Australia): Coronavirus fears leave pregnant PNG women at risk despite nation’s low infection rate (Whiting, 6/24). AP: New Delhi plans mass screening effort…