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Media Outlets Examine U.S. Preparedness For, Vulnerabilities In Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Washington Post: Before the pandemic, top contractor received billions from government to help prepare the nation for biowarfare “As it races to create a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the Trump administration this month announced that one of its largest pandemic-related contracts would go to a little-known biodefense company named…

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Global Prevention, Treatment Progress Against NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases, Experts Warn

CNN Philippines: Health officials worry COVID-19 pandemic could stall progress against neglected tropical diseases “Health officials from various nations met in a World Health Organization webinar on Wednesday to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on fights against neglected tropical disease around the world. Global experts have long warned that the…

WHO Drops Hydroxychloroquine From Large COVID-19 Treatment Study, Welcomes Preliminary Results On Dexamethasone But Warns Drug ‘No Cure-All’

STAT: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine from Covid-19 clinical trial “The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it was dropping the malaria medicine hydroxychloroquine from its massive study investigating treatments for the coronavirus, after available data indicated the drug was not effective for Covid-19…” (Joseph, 6/17). U.N. News: Welcoming early results on…

Trump Administration Debates What To Do With Malaria Pill Stockpile Built Up Before Drugs’ Effectiveness Known; Analysts Say U.S. National Security Priorities Must Change Before Next Pandemic

New York Times: A Mad Scramble to Stock Millions of Malaria Pills, Likely for Nothing “The Food and Drug Administration’s abrupt decision this week to revoke an emergency waiver for two malaria drugs promoted by President Trump as potential ‘game changers’ against the coronavirus has left 66 million doses stranded…

Coronavirus Could Be Carried In Fecal Particles Spread By Toilet Flushing, Study Shows

Business Insider: Flushing the toilet could create a 3-foot vortex of airborne coronavirus poop particles, a new study shows “…A new study [published in] the American Institute of Physics [Physics of Fluids journal] evaluated how far these viral poop particles could spread when you flush a toilet. It found that…

News Outlets Examine Various Efforts To Develop Novel Coronavirus Vaccines

Axios: Germany to invest €300 million in biotech firm developing coronavirus vaccine (Primack, 6/16). Financial Times: The long road to a Covid-19 vaccine (Ahuja, 6/17). Financial Times: Sanofi to build vaccine plant and research centre in France (Abboud, 6/16). Los Angeles Times: China aims to ‘lead the world’ by winning…