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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…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19, Including Impacts On Addressing Poverty In South Asia, Global Balance Of Power; Vaccine Access In Africa; Trump’s Attitude Toward Virus

The Conversation: South Asia: how to ensure progress on reducing poverty isn’t reversed by coronavirus Antonio Savoia, senior lecturer in development economics at the University of Manchester, and colleagues (10/6). IPS: Will COVID-19 Change the Global Balance of Power? Daud Khan, former United Nations official, and Leila Yasmine Khan, independent…

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AP: U.K. hit by new virus test failing, finds 16,000 extra cases (Pylas, 10/5). Borgen Magazine: 10 Need to Know Facts About TB in Developing Countries (Carter, 10/5). CNN: Nigerian scientists develop cheaper and faster Covid-19 test kits (Busari/Sunday, 10/3). CNN: The race inside Russia’s coronavirus vaccine laboratory (Ullah/Chance, 10/5).…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Contact Tracing, Mental Health Of Frontline Workers, Vaccine Development, Inequities In Access To Medical Oxygen

Al Jazeera: Contact tracing is essential to break COVID-19 transmission Ibrahima Soce Fall, assistant director general for emergency response at the WHO (10/7). Devex: Opinion: Psychological first aid for front-line workers in quarantine Andy Solomon-Osborne, head of mental health and psychosocial support for Action Against Hunger’s Ethiopia team (10/6). Nature:…

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AP: Germany, which had virus under control, sees a jump in cases (10/8). AP: Hard-hit Peru’s costly bet on cheap COVID-19 antibody tests (Armario/Chen, 10/7). AP: ‘Catastrophically short of doctors’: Virus wallops Ukraine (Chernov/Karmanau, 10/8). BBC News: Coronavirus: Iran sets new record for deaths amid ‘third wave’ (10/7). CNBC: Mandela’s…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Gender Mortality Gap, Lessons From New Zealand’s Response, Vaccine Access, Disruptions To Essential Health Services

Devex: Opinion: The COVID-19 gender mortality gap — is civil registration the answer? Carla AbouZahr, CRVS country adviser at Vital Strategies, and Joan Sara Thomas, interim deputy country director for the Vital Strategies’ Asia-Pacific regional office (10/9). Foreign Policy: Trump, COVID-19, and the Future of International Order Helen V. Milner,…

More News In Global Health

allAfrica: Africa: Drug Price Drop to Bolster African Countries’ Fight Against TB (Chironda, 11/12). Associated Press: Afghan capital’s air pollution may be even deadlier than war (Faiez, 11/13). Associated Press: Air quality sinks to ‘severe’ in haze-shrouded New Delhi (Jain, 11/12). BBC: Polio in Nigeria: ‘I opposed vaccinations until my…

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