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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Global Efforts On MCH, Reproductive, Women’s Health, SDGs

BMJ: Ethical road map through the covid-19 pandemic Zoe Fritz, Wellcome fellow in society and ethics, and colleagues (5/21). CNN: Is China the new leader on the world health stage? Michael Bociurkiw, global affairs analyst and host of the Global Impact podcast (5/20). The Conversation: The World Health Organization must…

AstraZeneca Secures Agreements For 400M Doses Of Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine, Receives $1.2B U.S. BARDA Investment; 2 Studies Raise Hopes Of Antibody Immunity, Vaccine; U.S. Vaccine Lead Has Various Investments In Pharma Companies

AP: AstraZeneca secures orders for virus vaccine under testing “Drug maker AstraZeneca said Thursday it had secured its first agreements for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine it is testing, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. The Anglo-Swedish company reported it had received more than $1…

Moderna’s Experimental SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Shows Promising Results In Small Study

New York Times: Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results “…The preliminary findings, in the first eight people who each received two doses of the experimental vaccine, must now be repeated in far larger tests in hundreds and then thousands of people, to find out if the vaccine can…

Tensions Mount Over Which Country Would Gain Access To First Novel Coronavirus Vaccine; World Leaders Call For Any Vaccine To Be Free To All

NPR: Confusion Over Who Would Get 1st Access To Coronavirus Vaccine Exposes Problems “Confusion over who would get first access to a multi-national company’s coronavirus vaccine has laid bare the sensitivities over nationalism and medicine during the pandemic…” (Beardsley, 5/14). STAT: Under an ‘America First’ president, will the U.S. corner…

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The Atlantic: Joe Biden’s Invisible Pandemic Expert (Dovere, 5/7). Bloomberg: A Vet Detective Squad Is Preparing for the Next Pandemic (Gross, 5/6). The Economist: Scientific research on the coronavirus is being released in a torrent (5/7). New Humanitarian: Locusts complete triad of humanitarian threats facing Iran (Glinski, 5/6). POLITICO: Tony…

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Christian Science Monitor: Ebola experts’ tips to fight COVID-19: Listen. Build trust. Show respect (Brown, 5/5). Devex: Aid contractors not liable for U.S. foreign policy, lawyers argue in terror-financing case (Igoe, 5/5). Devex: Has it become too dangerous to measure violence against women? (Rogers, 5/6). Devex: The journey to measure…

Race For Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Intensifies; E.U.-Led Donors’ Meeting Held To Raise Funds; Concerns Mount Over Trump’s ‘America First’ Policies To Hinder Research, Distribution

Financial Times: Cost of vaccinating billions against Covid-19 put at more than $20bn “The cost to immunize people around the world against coronavirus is likely to exceed $20bn, far surpassing the initial fundraising target of $8bn set for an E.U.-led donors’ meeting to be held on Monday, global health organizations…