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Blog Posts, Releases Address Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact On Global Poverty, HIV Treatment; Efforts To Improve Vaccine Accessibility

ONE: 5 ways COVID-19 is exacerbating global poverty Arielle Witter, social and editorial coordinator at the ONE Campaign (10/16). UNAIDS: COVID-19’s impact on HIV treatment less severe than feared (10/19). UNAIDS: President of Nigeria unites behind the call for a People’s Vaccine for COVID-19 (10/16). UNICEF: UNICEF to stockpile over…

Late November Earliest U.S. Filing For Coronavirus Vaccine Approval, Pfizer Announces; Cold Chain Storage Poses Challenge In Distributing Any Potential Vaccine

AP: Vaccine storage demands could leave 3B people in virus cold “From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work. But despite great strides in equipping developing countries to maintain the vaccine ‘cold chain,’ nearly 3 billion of the world’s 7.8 billion…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Food Fortification, Canada’s Vaccine Efforts, Global Inequality

Al Jazeera: Preventing ‘hidden hunger’ in the time of pandemic Allison Oman Lawi, acting director of nutrition at the World Food Programme, and Penjani Mkambula, head of program for large scale food fortification at GAIN (10/16). Washington Post: Canada is trying to secure millions of covid-19 vaccine doses. It should…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: ‘It was so abrupt’: COVID-19 upends burial rites in Cameroon (Fonyuy, 10/14). AP: Iran virus death toll hits record high, 3rd time in a week (Vahdat et al., 10/14). CNBC: Bill Gates slams U.S. on Covid: Most governments listen to their scientists, not attack them (Belvedere, 10/14). CNBC: WHO…

CGD Experts Discuss 4 Ways World Bank Can Support Global COVID-19 Efforts

Center for Global Development: Making the $12 Billion Go Further: Four Things the World Bank Can Do in Support of COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Following the announcement of the World Bank’s approval of $12 billion for the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments, Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global…

Opinion Pieces Address Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Importance Of Science, Scientific Process; Role Of Development Aid In Recovery Efforts

The Lancet: Scientific consensus on the COVID-19 pandemic: we need to act now Nisreen A. Alwan, associate professor in public health for medicine at the University of Southampton, and colleagues (10/15). Project Syndicate: The Recovery Needs Development Aid Kevin Rudd, member of the International Monetary Fund’s External Advisory Group, chair…

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