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WHO To Announce Solidarity Trial Results Within Weeks; Devex Examines Doctors’ Dilemmas Over COVID-19 Patient Care; STAT Analyzes Clinical Trials Aimed At Prevention, Treatment Strategies

Devex: No proven treatment: The dilemmas doctors face on the COVID-19 frontline “…As coronavirus cases [passed] 10 million [last] week, with the death toll of over half a million people, and no drug found to be effective, doctors on the frontline around the world are making hard choices — whether…

WHO Reports Record 210K Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Saturday; Scientists Continue To Investigate Virus’s Infection Fatality Rate; Research Papers Examine Pandemic’s Impact On Trust In Government

The Hill: WHO records new single-day high in global coronavirus cases “The World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 210,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus around the world on Saturday, marking a new high in infections over a 24-hour period. Data from the agency showed that 211,411 cases of…

AIDS 2020 Conference To Take Place Virtually This Week, Include Sessions On COVID-19

Devex: Unlocking HIV/AIDS financing during COVID-19 “The coronavirus pandemic is straining donor countries’ budgets and affecting other sources of revenue for low- and middle-income countries, raising questions on how programs for HIV/AIDS can be sustained. A number of high-income countries’ economies have been hit hard by the pandemic. Even if…

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…

More News In Global Health

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…

Opinion Pieces Discuss WASH Partnership In India, Use Of Immunity Samples To Predict Emerging Diseases, Potential Impact Of U.S. Withdrawal From WHO

Devex: Come hell or piped water Anirudha Nagar, human rights lawyer and communities co-director for Accountability Counsel (7/2). Financial Times: Immunity sampling can alert the world to emerging diseases Anjana Ahuja, science commentator at the Financial Times (7/6). Washington Post: Everyone will be affected by the U.S.’s withdrawal from the…

U.S. House Democrats FY21 State, Foreign Operations Spending Bill Would Increase Overall Funding, Provide Specific Funds For COVID-19 Response, Require Payment To WHO

Bloomberg Law: Democrats Rebuff Trump on WHO, Seek International Spending Boost “House Democrats’ fiscal 2021 State and Foreign Operations spending bill would boost overall funding, set aside $10 billion for the coronavirus response, and require President Donald Trump’s administration to send funds to the World Health Organization. … The House…

Blogs, Releases Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: We cannot afford to lose more time in the fight against covid-19 in the U.S. Ingrid T. Katz, associate faculty director at the Harvard Global Health Institute and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and Andrew R. Iliff, senior writer at the Harvard Global Health Institute (7/3). BMJ…