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Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Impacts On Food Systems, WASH, Role Of WHO

The Atlantic: We Need an Atlantic Charter for the Post-coronavirus Era Richard Fontaine, chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security (4/16). The Conversation: Drug-resistant superbugs: A global threat intensified by the fight against coronavirus Lori L. Burrows, professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at McMaster University…

NIH Launches Public-Private Partnership With 16 Drug Companies To Search For SARS-CoV-2 Treatments, Vaccines

STAT: NIH partners with 16 drug companies in hopes of accelerating Covid-19 treatments and vaccines “The National Institutes of Health on Friday announced it would launch a sweeping public-private partnership between federal researchers and 16 pharmaceutical companies, aimed at coordinating and accelerating the development of Covid-19 treatments and vaccines. The…

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Barron’s: Open Society Foundations Pledges $130 Million to Covid-19 Response (Block, 4/16). New York Times: George Soros’s Foundation Pledges $130 Million in Coronavirus Relief (Goldmacher, 4/16). CNBC: Coronavirus: WHO says changing climates and crowded cities drive disease outbreaks (Lovelace, 4/15). Devex: U.K. offers little detail on how aid-funded COVID-19 vaccine…

R&D Efforts For Novel Coronavirus Treatments Disorganized, Lack Priority, Some Experts, Researchers Say

Washington Post: Chaotic search for coronavirus treatments undermines efforts, experts say “…Development of effective treatments for covid-19, the disease the [novel coronavirus] causes, would be one of the most significant milestones in returning the United States to normalcy. But the massive effort is disorganized and scattershot, harming its prospects for…

Misinformation Hindering COVID-19 Responses Worldwide, U.N. SG Warns, Calls On Nations, Private Sector To Do More, Launches Communication Campaign

AP: U.N. chief: world faces misinformation epidemic about virus “U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday that the world is facing ‘a dangerous epidemic of misinformation’ about COVID-19 and announced a U.N. campaign to flood the internet with facts and science to counter what he called ‘a poison’ that is putting…

Media Outlets Discuss Role Of Billionaires In COVID-19 Response

CNBC: Bill Gates: This is how long it may take before Americans ‘can be completely safe’ from COVID-19 (Clifford, 4/8). Financial Times: Bill Gates urges rich countries to fund coronavirus vaccine search (Kortekaas, 4/9). Vox: These are the trade-offs we make when we depend on billionaires to save us (Schleifer,…

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Borgen Magazine: Prenatal Care in Developing Countries (Sprimont, 4/8). CP/Globe and Mail: UNICEF warns coronavirus has sparked a rise in online child sexual predators (Blanchfield, 4/8). Devex: In Haiti, peanut farmers boost income — and children’s nutrition (Welsh, 4/6). Devex: Study highlights Rohingya eye care demand (Chadwick, 4/8). Financial Times:…

News Media Examine President Trump’s Accountability During COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Mother Jones: Will Trump and His Enablers Ever Face Accountability for the Coronavirus Massacre? (Corn, 4/8). POLITICO: Trump’s coronavirus response relies on companies, just not his (Kumar, 4/9). Washington Post: Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump’s resistance to criticism — and his desire for fervent praise (Parker/Gearan, 4/8). Washington Post: Trump’s resistance…