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News Outlets Examine Political Leaders’ Responses To COVID-19 Pandemic, Impacts On Political Systems, Civil Rights, National Security

AP: Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent “…In ex-communist Eastern Europe and elsewhere, populist leaders are introducing harsh measures including uncontrolled cellphone surveillance of their citizens and lengthy jail sentences for those who flout lockdown decrees. … In times of national emergency, countries often take steps that…

Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Discusses Role, Importance Of Global Health Security Agenda

Brookings Institution’s “Order from Chaos”: Now is the time to revisit the Global Health Security Agenda Bonnie Jenkins, nonresident senior fellow for foreign policy at Brookings, discusses the importance of revisiting the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), writing, “When new crises hit, there is often a knee-jerk reaction to reinvent…

Global Health Community Addresses Various Aspects Of COVID-19

Brookings Institution: COVID-19 | Does India have enough doctors? An analysis of growing COVID-19 patients and existing medical capacity Prachi Singh, associate fellow with Brookings India, and colleagues (3/27). ODI: The G20’s coronavirus action plan must help the poorest countries Dirk Willem te Velde, director of programme at the International…

More News In Global Health

Borgen Magazine: The Global Health Security Act (Hill, 3/19). The Economist: Africans with disabilities are at higher risk of HIV (3/19). Forbes: New Push To Fight Biggest Global Killer Of Kids (Mohn, 3/19). Foreign Policy: Coronavirus in the Corridors of Power (Palder/MacKinnon, 3/18). The Hill: Women and the hidden burden…

CGD Expert Outlines Actions For Potential Global Health Security Challenge Fund

Center for Global Development: The Call for a Global Health Security Challenge Fund Amanda Glassman, executive vice president at CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and senior fellow at CGD, discusses a concept note for a potential “Global Health Security Challenge Fund as part of [a] package of actions to be…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Issues Related To COVID-19

Washington Post: Iran’s reaction to coronavirus has become a danger for the world Editorial Board “The coronavirus poses a test for any government, challenging the ability of leaders to carry out necessary countermeasures while maintaining public trust. In China, trust wasn’t a high priority, but once the country swung into…

More News In Global Health

Borgen Magazine: The Global Health Security Act (Hill, 2/25). Devex: Puerto Rico emerges as ‘incubator’ for disaster preparedness efforts (Lieberman, 2/26). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Infectious diseases upsurge in Mongolia (Devi, 3/1). Xinhua: Afghanistan launches polio vaccination campaign to children under age of five (2/27).

Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Outbreak, Response

Bloomberg: To Defeat Coronavirus, Win the Containment Battle Mark Buchanan, physicist, science writer, and author (2/25). Foreign Policy: The Coronavirus Could Finally Kill the Wild Animal Trade Lindsey Kennedy, journalist and video producer, and Nathan Paul Southern, freelance reporter, both in Cambodia (2/25). The Hill: What coronavirus teaches us for…

Global Health Security Index Highlights Countries Best Prepared For Health Emergencies

World Economic Forum: These are the countries best prepared for health emergencies David Elliott, senior writer for Formative Content at the World Economic Forum, discusses findings from the Global Health Security Index, a report that assesses countries’ ability to prevent, detect, and respond to health emergencies. Elliott notes, “The 195-country…

CDC, Partners Publish Health Security Supplement Examining Lessons Learned In Global Health Security Implementation

CDC: Health Security Supplement: What Works? Lessons Learned in Global Health Security Implementation This supplement to Health Security “shares tangible examples from CDC and partners’ work to help countries build core public health capacities to quickly identify and address public health threats at their source. Articles highlight the value of…