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Preliminary Trial Results For Possible COVID-19 Treatments Expected In 3 Weeks, WHO Says, Notes Vaccine Research Being Fast-Tracked

CNBC: Early trial results for potential coronavirus treatments expected in 3 weeks, WHO says “Preliminary results from two clinical trials testing potential treatments for the COVID-19 coronavirus are expected in three weeks, the World Health Organization said Thursday. … In the meantime, scientists are also working quickly to produce a…

More News In Global Health

The BMJ: Children’s health and wellbeing must be prioritized by governments, experts urge (Mahase, 2/20). Devex: What is ‘mutual prosperity’ and what does it mean for U.K. aid? (Worley, 2/21). The Lancet: Locust swarms in east Africa could be ‘a catastrophe’ (Devi, 2/22). Reuters: Time running out to end Venezuela’s…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Outbreak, Response

The Lancet: COVID-19: fighting panic with information Editorial Board “…The international COVID-19 response has been focused on avoiding a pandemic, of which many experts suggest we could be in the early stages. … The ease through which inaccuracies and conspiracies can be repeated and perpetuated via social media and conventional…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Outbreak

AP: Iran state news agency says new virus has killed 2 citizens (Vahdat, 2/19). Foreign Policy: Are China’s Coronavirus Figures Reliable? (Palmer, 2/19). New York Times: To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say (Nuwer, 2/19). NPR: Coronavirus Is Contagious, But Kids Seem Less Vulnerable So Far (Aubrey,…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Issues Of Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington Post: What did Xi Jinping know about the coronavirus, and when did he know it? Editorial Board “The early phase of the coronavirus outbreak in China remains an important and still poorly understood lacuna. Prompt, early action could have saved lives and averted enormous disruption. Instead, the Chinese people…

UNICEF Calls For Increased Humanitarian Support For Niger

UNICEF: 2.9 million people, including 1.6 million children, affected by one or more humanitarian crises in Niger, in 2020 “Nearly 3 million people in Niger, more than half of whom are children, need humanitarian assistance amidst the risks posed by insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent disease epidemics, cyclical floods, droughts, and displacement.…