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Private Philanthropy Playing Role In COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Vaccine Research

Devex: COVID-19 demands speed, long-term thinking from private foundations “The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing many philanthropic foundations to give more money more quickly, with fewer strings attached to support responses, according to Kathleen Enright, CEO at the nonprofit Council on Foundations. The sudden increase in funding for COVID-19 could become…

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Al Jazeera: Trump sidelines CDC in push to reopen the U.S. economy (Roberts, 5/20). Devex: First came the coronavirus. And then the cyclone hit (Cornish, 5/21). Devex: Q&A: Gates Foundation adopts ‘yes, and’ strategy in response to COVID-19 (Lieberman, 5/21). The Economist: The risk of severe covid-19 is not uniform…

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CNBC: Coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals report ‘long struggle,’ some relapse, WHO says (Feuer, 5/11). Devex: Travel restrictions, funding gaps a bigger problem than PPE, humanitarian leaders say (Igoe, 5/12). Financial Times: FTfm: Responsible Investing (Multiple authors, 5/11). Fox News: Top scientist who battled COVID-19 says ‘we will never ……

Tech Billionaires Form Group Pushing Governments To Focus More On Pandemic Preparedness; POLITICO Examines Future Threats To U.S.; Melinda Gates Discusses U.S. COVID-19 Response

POLITICO: Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next “You might feel blindsided by the coronavirus, but warnings about a looming pandemic have been there for decades. … It makes you wonder: What else are we missing? What other catastrophes are coming that we aren’t planning…

News Outlets Examine Gates Foundation’s Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

POLITICO: The Gates aren’t pinning their coronavirus hopes on the U.S. “…The Gates Foundation is working closely with the European Commission on a pledging conference on Monday intended to generate €7.5 billion in financing for tests, medicines, and vaccines against the virus. In an interview with POLITICO, Melinda Gates said…

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AP: Heart disease main underlying condition in COVID-19 deaths (Selsky, 4/29). Democracy Now!: WHO Adviser on Meat Plants: If We’re at War, the Weapons We Need Are Tests and PPE, Not Pork (Goodman, 4/30). Devex: Kenya’s blood shortage goes from bad to worse (Jerving, 5/1). Devex: How COVID-19 is impacting…