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Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Actions Needed To Prepare For Future Pandemics

World Bank: Epidemic Preparedness and Response (10/12). World Economic Forum: 5 urgent actions to stop future pandemics crushing the global economy Harry Kretchmer, senior writer for Formative Content (10/12). World Politics Review: The Time to Start Preparing for the Next Pandemic Is Now Stewart M. Patrick, James H. Binger senior…

Global Health Security Index Serves As Tool To Assess Health System Capacities While Considering Social, Political, Environmental Factors

BMJ Global Health: The value proposition of the Global Health Security Index Sanjana J. Ravi, senior analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and colleagues discuss how the Global Health Security Index (GHS Index), a comprehensive assessment of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries, “can help…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Uganda reports blood shortages amid coronavirus pandemic (Muhumuza/Onen, 10/5). Bloomberg: J&J CEO Gorsky Says Covid Shows Need for Global Health Security (Griffin, 10/2). BMJ: Covid-19: 120 million rapid tests pledged to low and middle income countries (Mahase, 10/2). Financial Times: With 1m dead, are we any better at treating…

USAID Launches $100M Project To Anticipate, Address Threats Posed By Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

USAID: USAID Announces New $100 Million Project to Anticipate Threats Posed by Emerging Infectious Diseases “[On Wednesday], the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Strategies to Prevent Spillover (STOP Spillover) a five-year, $100 million project to anticipate and address threats posed by the emerging zoonotic diseases that pose…

U.S. Releases 2019 Annual Report On Progress, Impact Of U.S. Investments In Global Health Security Agenda

USAID: U.S. Government Releases Its Annual Report on the Progress and Impact of Its Investments in the Global Health Security Agenda “[Tuesday], the United States Government released, ‘Strengthening Health Security Across the Globe: Progress and Impact of U.S. Government Investments in the Global Health Security Agenda.’ This whole-of-Government report demonstrates…

Blog Posts, Report, Statement, Press Releases Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including ‘Disease Denialism,’ Pandemic Preparedness, Response Efforts

BMJ Opinion: Gregg Gonsalves: Covid-19 in the U.S. — the new disease denialism Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Public Health Modeling Unit and Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health (9/14). Georgetown University Medical Center: Georgetown Global Health Center Issues Pandemic Preparedness…

USA TODAY Fact Checks Claim Trump Fired ‘Entire’ NSC Global Health Unit

USA TODAY: Fact check: White House didn’t fire pandemic response unit when it was disbanded in 2018 “…In May 2018, former national security adviser John Bolton restructured Trump’s National Security Council [NSC] and disbanded the global health unit. Its former head, Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer, resigned from the administration and…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Trump Administration’s Response To Pandemic, Role Of Global Health Security In National Security, Education Efforts Amid COVID-19 Shutdowns In Latin America, How Africa’s Recent Eradication Of Polio Informs COVID-19 Response

Bloomberg: Latin America’s Teachers Are Pandemic’s Unsung Heroes Mac Margolis, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (9/9). Financial Times: What the campaign to eradicate polio tells us about Covid-19 David Pilling, Africa editor at the Financial Times (9/9). New York Times: Mr. Trump Knew It Was Deadly and Airborne Editorial Board (9/9). Wall…

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