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Pandemic Gaining Momentum In Africa, Asia; NYT Examines Europe’s COVID-19 Response; Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Virus To Indigenous Populations; Syrian Government Takes Action As Cases Rise; White House Seeks To Block Funding For CDC, Testing, Tracing

AFRICA AP: Home learning, reopening schools especially hard in Africa (Muhumuza et al., 7/20). BBC: Why some Kenyans still deny coronavirus exists (7/20). Bloomberg: Nairobi Hospital Builds Virus Facility for U.N. Africa Workers (Malingha, 7/19). Bloomberg: South Africa Data May Underreport Virus Deaths, Experts Say (Bax et al., 7/18). Financial…

Blogs, Research, Releases Address Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Role Of Physical Distancing, Monitoring Emergency Funding In Africa, Mental Health Interventions

The BMJ: Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries Nazrul Islam, research fellow with the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues (7/15). Global Citizen: COVID-19 Rates Among Indigenous Australians…

Blogs, Releases, Video Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Responses In Africa, Gender-Based Violence, Vaccine Development

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 will end but doctors will keep dying: supporting physicians’ mental health after the pandemic Trisha Pasricha, gastroenterology fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and filmmaker (7/8). Brookings: Learning from the best: Evaluating Africa’s COVID-19 responses Youssef Travaly, vice president of the AIMS-NEI Global Network — Next Einstein…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Access To Vaccines, Mental Health Of Health Workers, Others

The Conversation: How countries get away with hoarding drugs in a pandemic Mark Eccleston-Turner, lecturer of law at Keele University (7/6). Devex: The debate around intellectual property rights and the COVID-19 vaccine Arnab Acharya, independent scholar (7/6). Devex: Depression, anxiety, insomnia — health workers and the side effects of COVID-19…

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Bloomberg: Green Investing Tool Launched by Funds With $1 Trillion of Assets (Munsterman, 7/6). Devex: African Union needs more country support to launch the African Medicines Agency (Jerving, 7/7). New York Times: Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves? (Carey, 7/2). NPR: Aerosols, Droplets, Fomites: What We Know About…

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AP: Zimbabwe copes with diarrhea outbreak which has killed 9 (Mutsaka, 6/26). Borgen Magazine: Poor Sanitation in Kenya Leads to Water-Borne Diseases (Shusterman, 6/24). Devex: What data tells us about the state of human rights (Cornish, 6/25). Devex: Q&A: New CARE secretary-general on women and local leadership (Root, 6/25). The…

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AP: LGBT refugees find a haven in Kenya despite persecution (Odula, 6/20). AP: Last batch of joint aid lands in Yemen amid U.N. funding cuts (Debre/Hyde, 6/19). Devex: COVID-19 puts a spotlight on the Medicines Patent Pool (Worley, 6/22). Devex: Q&A: U.N. envoy on building back a better food system…

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AP: World leaders won’t gather at U.N. for first time in 75 years (Lederer, 6/8). Devex: NGOs defend breastfeeding as COVID-19 misinformation rages (Welsh, 6/9). International Business Times: HIV Prevention: New Injection Given Every 8 Weeks Can Replace Daily PrEP Pills (Ramaswamy, 6/8). PRI: Past epidemics underscore importance of mental…