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WHO DG Tedros Expresses ‘Wish’ For Continued Collaboration With U.S.; Chinese Official Says U.S. ‘Addicted To Quitting’ International Commitments; Devex Examines Questions Surrounding U.S. Withdrawal From WHO

CNBC: WHO’s plea to Trump: We ‘wish’ for collaboration with U.S. to continue “The World Health Organization’s top official said Monday that he hopes the agency’s partnership with the United States can continue, even after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will cut ties with the international aid group.…

COVID-19 Cases Rising In Eastern Europe, Waning In Western Region; Pakistan Fears Polio Resurgence Amid Pandemic; Latin America New Hotspot; U.N. Calls For ‘Social Cohesion’ As Protests Sweep U.S., Elsewhere

AFRICA Bloomberg Quint: Old Scourges Revived in Africa as the Pandemic Drains Resources (Bax/Sguazzin, 6/2). New Humanitarian: Return pressure builds as COVID-19 hits South Sudan displacement camps (Craze/Pendle, 6/1). Quartz: Africa After Covid-19 (Multiple authors, 6/1). Reuters: South Africa loosens lockdown in economic recovery effort (Cox et al., 6/1). VOA:…

U.S. Department Of Defense Seeks To Adapt AI Technology For COVID-19 Therapeutics; U.S. Senators Introduce Global Health Security, Diplomacy Act To Prevent Future Pandemics

Bloomberg Government: Pentagon Taps Rescue Funds to Use AI for Virus Care, Vaccine “The Defense Department is seeking to adapt artificial intelligence technology it uses to track down terrorists with drones or predict when aircraft need maintenance for a new purpose: screening and testing novel coronavirus treatments and vaccines. The…

U.S. Department Of Defense Supports Efforts Of Partner Nations To Address COVID-19, Launches Initiative To Support Development Of Effective Treatment

U.S. Department of Defense: DOD Supports Partner Nations With COVID-19 Mitigation Assistance David Vergun, associate editor/writer at the Department of Defense, discusses the DoD’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and its efforts to address COVID-19 (6/1). U.S. Department of Defense: DOD Launches Effort to Collect 8,000 Units of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma…

KFF’s Fact Sheet On U.S. Government, WHO Available

KFF: The U.S. Government and the World Health Organization This fact sheet provides information about the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. government funding and engagement with WHO (4/16).

Trump Postpones G7 Summit, Calls Current Group Of Countries ‘Outdated’

Reuters: Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries to invitation list “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea,…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Vaccine Development

Bloomberg: Pandemic Is an Opportunity for Developing Nations Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (5/30). Devex: COVID-19 as the catalyst for NGOs’ digital transformation Rakesh Bharania, director of humanitarian impact data at Salesforce.org (5/29). Foreign Policy: Leaders Can’t Lift Lockdowns Without Public Trust Avtar Singh, writer and editor at Foreign Policy…

U.S., Brazil Provide Joint Statement On Health Cooperation During COVID-19

White House: Joint Statement From the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation This joint statement from the U.S. and Brazil discusses health cooperation between the two countries and notes, “The American and Brazilian people stand in solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus.…