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COVID-19 Cases Rising In Some Asian Countries As Lockdowns Ease; Russia Reports Record 1-Day Rise In Deaths; Peru Hit Hard, Especially Rural Areas; Some Arab Nations Turn To Israel For Support; Puerto Rico’s Safety Nets Strain Amid Pandemic

AFRICA The Guardian: Surge in deaths in North Darfur raises fears of disastrous Covid-19 outbreak (Ahmed, 5/29). New Humanitarian: Six ways COVID-19 is changing South Africa (Oliver, 5/28). ASIA Al Jazeera: Hundreds of children in Pakistan’s Sindh infected with COVID-19 (5/29). New York Times: ‘It’s Too Late’: In Sprawling Indonesia,…

COVID-19 Impacting Africa’s Efforts Against TB, Malaria; India Faces Locust Swarms Amid Pandemic; E.U. Governments Ban Malaria Drug For Coronavirus; 14M At Risk Of Hunger In Latin America; Number Of Cases In Gulf Arab States Passes 200K

AFRICA Devex: Strengthening Africa’s ability to ‘decode’ the coronavirus (Jerving, 5/28). DW: Coronavirus hampers Africa’s fight against malaria, TB (Cascais, 5/27). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Obstacles to COVID-19 control in east Africa (Nakkazi, 6/1). Reuters: Africa hit by sustained community spread of coronavirus: disease centre (Paravicini, 5/28). Reuters: ‘No masks,…

Merck Enters Race To Develop Novel Coronavirus Vaccine, Announcing Partnership With IAVI; Global Funds For Vaccine, Treatment R&D Reach $10.4B, E.C. Head Says

PRI: Coronavirus vaccine will need new models of public-private partnership, says research nonprofit CEO “The world will need billions of doses of a vaccine to eradicate the novel coronavirus pandemic, and that means public and private sector partners will have to find new models of partnership to meet the challenge,…

KFF Provides Resources On Global Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of May 27, 2020 (5/27). Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 have been added to the tracker. KFF: Sweden’s Coronavirus Strategy Should Not Be the World’s — But Aspects of It Are Worthy of Consideration (Michaud, 5/26). Additional KFF COVID-19…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccine R&D, Potential Impact On SDGs, Women’s Health, Other Diseases

Bloomberg: The More Covid-19 Vaccines, the Merrier Faye Flam, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (5/26). Bloomberg: The Pandemic Is Exposing the Limits of Science Ferdinando Giugliano, columnist at Bloomberg View and economics columnist for La Repubblica (5/25). The Conversation: Lockdown and flooding raise the risk of a spike in mosquito-borne diseases in…