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AP: Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America (Deluca et al., 10/20). AP: South Africa’s health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise (Magome/Meldrum, 10/19). AP: Belgium fears virus ‘tsunami’ as COVID-19 cases keep soaring (Petrequin, 10/19). Borgen Magazine: The Philippines’ Birth Practices Facilitate Maternal and Infant Mortality…

GAO To Investigate Allegations Of Trump Administration Interference At CDC, FDA; Trump Calls Fauci, Scientists ‘Idiots’ In Campaign Call; Washington Post Highlights Discord Among White House COVID-19 Task Force

The Hill: Government watchdog to investigate allegations of Trump interference at CDC, FDA “…The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said it had accepted a request from Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Patty Murray (Wash.) and Gary Peters (Mich.) to review whether the scientific integrity and communications policies of the Centers for…

KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of October 20, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (10/20). A KFF-curated recap of pandemic-related news from last week is available¬†here. Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Role Of Journalism; Lessons From Developing Countries; U.S., U.K., Israel Responses

The Atlantic: We May Never Know the Full Story of COVID-19 Karl Taro Greenfeld, journalist, novelist, television writer, and author (10/20). Project Syndicate: How Israel Failed Its COVID Test Shlomo Ben-Ami, vice president of the Toledo International Center for Peace and former Israeli foreign minister (10/12). Project Syndicate: Boris Johnson’s…

USAID Could Benefit From Reorganization To Better Address Transnational Issues, Opinion Piece Says

The Hill: U.S. policy must adjust to transnational issues Jonathan Addleton, rector of Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan, and Alonzo Fulgham, executive vice president at VIATEQ “…[S]ome of the biggest issues of our time are transnational, impervious to national boundaries and increasingly irrelevant to them. Examples include migration, social…

KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of October 19, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (10/19). A KFF-curated recap of pandemic-related news from last week is available¬†here. Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused…

Opinion Pieces Discuss ‘Herd Immunity’ As Strategy To End COVID-19

The Guardian: How do pandemics end? In different ways, but it’s never quick and never neat Mark Honigsbaum, lecturer at City University of London and author (10/18). STAT: We cannot rely on magical thinking: Herd immunity is not a plan Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center…

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