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Africa CDC Director Calls On Continent To Invest In Human Capital In COVID-19 Response; Duterte Employs Drug War Tactics In Coronavirus Mitigation; Yemen Health Care System Collapses Amid Pandemic, Cholera; U.S. National Security Adviser Tests Positive

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Morocco bans travel to and from major cities to curb coronavirus (7/27). BBC News: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/27). PRI: Africa must invest ‘in human capital’ to fight the coronavirus, says Africa CDC director (7/27). ASIA AP: Volunteers came to the rescue…

Flu Cases Down In Southern Hemisphere Amid Pandemic; Madagascar Hospitals Overwhelmed With Coronavirus Patients While Yemen Sees Few Full Beds; U.S. Hospitalizations Close In On April Peak; Arab Nations Should Look To Resolve Conflicts, U.N. SG Says

AFRICA BBC News: Coronavirus: Madagascar hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ (7/22). Bloomberg: South Africa Secures $304 Million Virus Loan From AfDB (Naidoo, 7/22). Washington Post: Nigerian aid workers rushed to help people during the pandemic. They were executed on video (Paquette/Alfa, 7/22). Xinhua: Chinese embassy hands over medical supplies to Kenya to combat…

COVID-19 Challenges Access To Health Care In Asia, Latin America; Lebanon’s Hospitals Feel Strain Of Pandemic; Trump Endorses Masks, Says U.S. Coronavirus Outbreaks Will Get Worse

AFRICA Nature: Ebola prepared these countries for coronavirus — but now even they are floundering (Maxmen, 7/21). New Humanitarian: Coronavirus vaccine trials in South Africa no ‘magic bullet’ as cases soar (Oliver, 7/21). ASIA AP: Over 22% of people in Delhi have had virus, study indicates (Schmall/Ghosal, 7/21). Bloomberg: Singapore…

Nigerian Researchers Race To Develop COVID-19 Diagnostics, Therapeutics; India Sets Record For Daily Case Count; Bolsonaro Tests Positive Again, Continues To Tout Unproven Drug; U.S. Virgin Islands Hit Hard

AFRICA AFP: In Nigeria, African researchers blaze a trail in virus fight (Bouillon, 7/16). Financial Times: Teamwork helps Zimbabwe pupils shut out of class by Covid-19 (Bell, 7/15). Health24: 73 countries are running out of HIV medication due to pandemic. Is SA on that list? (7/15). NPR: A COVID-19 Success…

South Africa Passes U.K. In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; India Reinstates Lockdowns As Cases Pass 1M; England, France To Require Masks; Number Of Deaths In Latin America Pass North America’s; CDC Urges All Americans To Wear Masks

AFRICA AP: Rights group: Reporter jailed in Egypt dies from virus (7/13). AP: South Africa surpasses the U.K. in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry and Johns Hopkins data (7/14). BBC: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/14). Science: ‘It’s a tricky thing.’ COVID-19 cases…

Pandemic Could Increase Mortality Due HIV, TB, Malaria, Modeling Study Shows

Reuters: Study predicts surge in HIV, TB and malaria deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic “Deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria could surge in poor and middle-income countries as already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a predictive study published on Monday. Over the next…