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NIH Prioritizes Development Of Universal Flu Vaccine 100 Years After Influenza Pandemic

Associated Press: Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu “…There’s no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic or, given modern medical tools, how bad it might be. But researchers hope they’re finally closing in on stronger flu shots, ways…

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National Geographic: Maybe Rats Aren’t to Blame for the Black Death (Greshko, 1/15). Washington Post: The classic explanation for the Black Death plague is wrong, scientists say (Guarino, 1/16). New York Times: Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91 (McFadden, 1/16). NPR: We Asked, You Answered:…

World Needs Universal Flu Vaccine To Prevent Repeat Of 1918 Pandemic

Scientific American: We Need a Universal Flu Vaccine before the Next Pandemic Strikes Catharine I. Paules, medical officer in the Office of the Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Anthony S. Fauci, director of NIAID “…The remarkable capacity of influenza viruses to undergo antigenic…

CGD Experts Discuss ‘Strategic Transitions’ At USAID, Offer Advice To Agency

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: How Can USAID Work Itself Out of a Job? Ideas for Smart Strategic Transitions Sarah Rose, policy fellow at CGD, and Erin Collinson, senior policy associate and assistant director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discuss their recent paper, Working Itself…

U.S. Cuts To Foreign Aid Would Hurt Global Health, Harm American Interests, Security

The Hill: Administration’s dangerous position on foreign aid will exacerbate international health crises Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen “…President Trump’s hostility to foreign aid is nothing new … His 2018 budget proposed a 28 percent cut to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A…

Economic Sanctions Hurt Public Health, Should Be Implemented Sparingly

The Lancet: Sanctioning the most vulnerable — a failed foreign policy Editorial Board “Over past months, U.S.-led threats of, or implementation of, economic sanctions have multiplied. … Economic sanctions can have a devastating impact on public health. Leveraging the economic stability of a country will hurt the most vulnerable in…

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