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U.S. Increasingly Isolated On Social, Health Issues At U.N.

The Guardian: Trump administration in ‘staggering’ isolation at U.N. on health issues “The outgoing Trump administration’s final days at the United Nations have resulted in a deepening of U.S. isolation on social and health issues, with only a handful of allies including Russia, Belarus, and Syria. In one vote this…

School-Aged Children Can Serve As Malaria Superspreaders, Research Shows

Devex: Children as superspreaders of malaria “New research from Uganda found that asymptomatic, school-aged children can serve as superspreaders of malaria. These findings suggest that efforts to eliminate the disease from countries might be harder than previously thought. The findings, which were presented at the annual meeting of the American…

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Al Jazeera: Pacific’s Samoa records first case of coronavirus (11/19). Devex: Exclusive: FCDO to become ‘reserved’ department, will not be hiring foreign nationals (Worley, 11/18). New Humanitarian: In storm-hit Honduras, a climate crisis drives needs and fuels migration (Olson, 11/18). New York Times: How Profit Collided With Public Health in…

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AP: Official warns of humanitarian disaster if Afghan talks fail (Faiez, 11/18). Borgen Magazine: New Way of Working: Combining Humanitarian and Development Efforts (Bassi, 11/17). The Guardian: Researchers confirm human-to-human transmission of rare virus in Bolivia (Glenza, 11/16). NPR: In ‘Fevers, Feuds And Diamonds,’ Paul Farmer Breaks Down Assumptions About…

School Reopenings In Africa Bring Anxiety; Coronavirus Circulating Earlier Than Thought In Italy; Iran Experiencing Worst Epidemic In Middle East; U.S. Passes 11M Cases

AFRICA AP: As schools reopen in Africa, relief is matched by anxiety (Muhumuza/Odula, 11/16). ASIA Reuters: China finds coronavirus on frozen meat, packaging from Latin America, New Zealand (Singh et al., 11/15). Reuters: N.Korea’s Kim orders tightening of anti-virus measures amid global pandemic — KCNA (Cha, 11/15). EUROPE The Guardian:…

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BBC: How North Korea is trying to tackle smoking (Bhat, 11/14). Forbes: Lives Lost On The World’s Roads — ‘A Covid-19 Pandemic Every Year’ (Mohn, 11/15). Foreign Policy: U.N. Peacemaking in the Age of Plague (Lynch, 11/13). The Guardian: The defeat of polio proved that immunization saved lives, but there’s…

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