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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Wall Street Journal: World Health Coronavirus Disinformation Editorial Board “The coronavirus pandemic will offer many lessons in what to do better to save more lives and do less economic harm the next time. But there’s already one way to ensure future pandemics are less deadly: Reform or defund the World…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic, Response

Washington Post: Clarity is essential amid this pandemic, yet the Trump administration sends mixed messages Editorial Board (4/6). The Atlantic: The 9/11 Era Is Over Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser to Barack Obama (4/6). Bloomberg: Coronavirus Is Killing Lopez Obrador’s Big Plans for Mexico Shannon K. O’Neil, senior…

Trump Administration Faces COVID-19 Pandemic Without NSC Global Health Security Team; Pandemic Preparedness Faltered Across Four Administrations, Experts Say

Los Angeles Times: Trump administration is battling coronavirus without a war room “…In the U.S., the pandemic preparedness team at the White House’s National Security Council (NSC) was tracking [the virus H7N9] daily, even as President Trump took office in those early days of 2017. The NSC team, called the…

U.S. Intelligence Community Investigating Possibility Novel Coronavirus Could Be Used As Bioweapon; Former U.N. Ambassador Power Discusses Importance Of Pandemic Security

POLITICO: Officials probe the threat of a coronavirus bioweapon “The Pentagon and the intelligence community are more forcefully investigating the possibility that adversaries could use the novel coronavirus as a bioweapon, according to defense and intelligence officials, in a shift that reflects the national security apparatus’ evolving understanding of the…

U.K. Joins COVAX; Germany Will Not Join; Latin American Countries Join, Plan To Join After Deadline; China, Russia Roll-Out Still-Experimental Vaccines; News Outlets Cover Other Aspects Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Devex: U.K. joins COVAX scheme on deadline day “The United Kingdom on Friday joined the international COVAX facility for researching, manufacturing, and equitably distributing vaccines against COVID-19, confirming its participation in the scheme on deadline day. It joins at least 76 wealthy states, including Japan and Norway, in signing up…

USAID Delivers 200 Ventilators To NATO To Help Allies Respond To COVID-19

USAID: USAID Delivers 200 Ventilators To The North Atlantic Treaty Organization “[On Friday], the U.S. Government donated 200 brand-new, American-made ventilators to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help U.S. Allies respond to the pandemic of COVID-19. NATO will store the 200 ventilators and distribute them as needed to…

Media Outlets Examine COVID-19 Vaccine Diplomacy, Other Vaccine-Related News

AP: Trump official says vaccine expected starting in January (Mendoza/Linderman, 10/9). BBC News: BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19? (Gallagher, 10/11). CNN: China is doubling down in the global push for a coronavirus vaccine (Gan, 10/9). The Guardian: U.S. won’t rely on U.K. for Covid vaccine…

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