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News Outlets Examine Various Aspects Of Research, Development Of Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Bloomberg: Glaxo and Sanofi Are Discussing $620 Million U.K. Vaccine Deal (Paton, 7/5). NPR: The Ethics Of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials In Developing Countries (Pfeiffer, 7/4). NPR: How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost? (Garcia/Hirsch, 7/3). Reuters: Britain nears $625 million Sanofi/GSK COVID-19 vaccine deal: report (Smout et al., 7/5). Science: The…

High-Level Political Forum On Sustainable Development To Assess Progress This Week, Take Place Virtually; U.N. SG Calls On Nations To ‘Stay The Course’

Devex: Lagging statistics raise questions ahead of annual U.N. SDGs review “The upcoming annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations will be a virtual affair. The format will present new opportunities for inclusivity, but also heightened challenges of accurately assessing countries’ development progress, civil society observers…

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Bloomberg: The Swine Flu Virus in China That Has People Worried (7/3). Devex: ‘Where’s God?’: The role of faith in psychosocial support (Welsh, 7/6). Devex: Women and people with disabilities missing out on critical eye care (Root, 7/3). Financial Times: FT Series: Companies prospering in the pandemic (Multiple authors, June/July…

Blogs, Releases Address Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Continuity Of TB Care; Women’s, Children’s, Adolescents’ Health; Vaccine Access; Other Issues Related To Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Ensuring continuity of tuberculosis care during the covid-19 crisis Nathaly Aguilera Vasquez, program officer at the McGill International TB Centre at McGill University, and colleagues (6/25). Brookings: Global macroeconomic scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic Warwick J. McKibbin, nonresident senior fellow for economic studies and co-director of the Climate…

Bayer To Pay More Than $10B In Settlements Related To Weedkiller Roundup Litigation

Washington Post: Bayer, maker of Roundup weedkiller, agrees to pay $10 billion in cancer settlements “German pharmaceutical and life sciences giant Bayer has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of current and potential U.S. claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The world’s largest…

Flu Vaccine Manufacturers Increasing Production For Upcoming Season; CDC Directly Buying Millions Of Doses For Distribution To States

Washington Post: CDC and drugmakers boost flu vaccine doses amid fears of an unprecedented respiratory illness season “Worried about a simultaneous assault of the novel coronavirus and seasonal influenza this winter, public health officials and vaccine manufacturers are making millions of extra flu vaccine doses to protect those most vulnerable…

More News In Global Health

CNN Philippines: Tuberculosis amid Covid-19 pandemic (Gomez, 6/25). Devex: Tech groups, nonprofits accelerate plans to tackle global blood shortage (Cheney, 6/25). Devex: World Bank staff association sounds alarm over Brazil’s executive director nominee (Igoe, 6/24). Devex: Is this a DFID merger or an FCO takeover? These are the signs to…

Blogs, Releases Address Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Humanitarian Financing; HIV, TB, Malaria Programs; Indirect Health Impacts On Ethiopia; Other Issues

Center for Global Development: Humanitarian Financing Is Failing the COVID-19 Frontlines Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow; Patrick Saez, senior policy fellow; and Rose Worden, research assistant, all at CGD (6/18). Center for Global Development: Estimating the Indirect Health Impacts of COVID-19 in Ethiopia Damian Walker, non-resident fellow at CGD, and…

South Africa To Begin Africa’s First Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Trial; WHO Outlines Vaccine Allocation Framework; Sanofi Predicts Early 2021 Vaccine Approval

Al Jazeera: South Africa to start continent’s first coronavirus vaccine pilot “South Africa plans to roll out the continent’s first coronavirus vaccine trial this week, according to the university leading the pilot, as the country grapples with the highest number of coronavirus cases in Africa. The vaccine candidate, developed by…