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U.S. Sends Unproven COVID-19 Treatment HCQ To Brazil; Russia Set To Introduce COVID-19 Drug; India Begins To Open Amid Rising Cases; African Nations Struggle To Find Escaped Quarantine Patients

AFRICA Global Press Journal: Defying Uganda’s Ban, Motorcycle Taxis Remain Lifeline for Patients (Segawa/Agiresaasi, 5/31). The Guardian: African nations fail to find coronavirus quarantine escapees (Burke/Chingono, 5/31). PRI: Coronavirus exposes Sudan’s broken health care system (Gikandi, 5/29). Reuters: Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus response (5/29). ASIA…

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AP: Through kids’ eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy (Irvine, 5/27). The Atlantic: Listen: It’s a Small World Health Organization (Hamblin/Wells, 5/27). CIDRAP News: Antibiotic use rising for sick kids in low-resource nations (Dall, 5/26). Devex: World Food Programme pulls COVID-19 fundraising images after backlash (Chadwick, 5/27). Financial Times:…

Virtual Pledging Conference For Venezuelan-Related Aid Raises $2.79B

Devex: Virtual Venezuela pledging conference raises $2.79B “A virtual pledging conference for Venezuelan refugees and migrants raised $2.79 billion in total commitments Tuesday. Representatives from UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration, which supported the conference along with the European Union and Spain, said the United Nations agencies were pleased…

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…

Wuhan Tests 6.5M People For COVID-19 In Days; Chile’s Hospitals Struggle Amid Pandemic; Middle East Fears Resurgence During Eid; Navajo Nation Youth Work To Protect Elders, Cultural Knowledge

AFRICA AP: Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers (Magdy, 5/23). The Guardian: How South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to AIDS (du Plessis, 5/27). U.N. News: Mozambique school children face ‘catastrophic’ fall-out from COVID-19: a U.N. Resident Coordinator blog (5/25). U.N. News: First…