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Opinion Pieces Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Lessons From Polio Vaccine, Global Cooperation, Impacts On Women, Children

The Conversation: Lessons from how the polio vaccine went from the lab to the public that Americans can learn from today Carl Kurlander, senior lecturer, and Randy P. Juhl, distinguished service professor emeritus of pharmacy, both at the University of Pittsburgh (9/16). Devex: Opinion: Global cooperation tested by the pandemic…

Conflicting Messaging On Coronavirus Vaccines Between Drug Companies, Trump Sows Confusion, Raises Concerns Over Political Influence

Washington Post: Vaccine companies reveal their study designs, even as Trump sows confusion “President Trump stood before a televised audience Wednesday and proclaimed that ‘results are very good’ for vaccines targeting the novel coronavirus. A day later, Moderna and Pfizer, two front-runner drug companies developing a shot, released the full…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccines; Implications For Malaria, Cholera; U.S. Response

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: 193 Faith Leaders Urge Congress for Global COVID-19 Response (9/21). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Four steps to build trust in COVID-19 vaccines Daniel R. Lucey, infectious diseases physician and adjunct professor of infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center, senior scholar…

Volunteer Vaccinators Overcome Numerous Challenges To Help Eradicate Polio In DRC

WHO Africa: DRC: The great lengths that polio vaccinators go to reach every last child “By foot, boat, and bicycle, thousands of volunteer vaccinators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) go to extraordinary efforts, sometimes at personal risk, to help eradicate polio. … Stopping polio transmission in DRC has…

Blog Posts Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccines, Easing Of Restrictions, Maternal Mortality, Impact On Women, Children

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: 10 reasons why pandemic fatigue could threaten global health in 2021 (9/23). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Science, not politics, must lead to COVID vaccine approvals Uché Blackstock, founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, and Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC (9/24). The Lancet: Lessons learnt from…

Birx Not Considering Leaving U.S. White House Task Force; GAO Recommends 6 Guidelines For U.S. Government COVID-19 Response; Trump’s Political Moves Impacting Vaccine Research Efforts

AP: Birx: Not considering leaving coronavirus task force “White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday pushed back against a report that said she was distressed over the direction of the task force and was considering leaving. During a livestreamed news conference at Auburn University in Alabama, Birx…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19, Including Opportunity To Transform Aid Sector; Ebola Response Amid Pandemic; Vaccine R&D, Distribution

The Conversation: Where in the world will the next epidemic start? Naomi Forrester-Soto, reader in Vector Biology at Keele University (9/24). Devex: Opinion: How COVID-19 could help create more diversity in the aid sector Shweta Suresh, strategy officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (9/24). The Lancet: COVID-19 in…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccines, U.S. Response, Private Sector Engagement

The Conversation: How changing vaccine schedules can save costs and lives: findings from South Africa Jeffrey Dorfman, associate professor at Stellenbosch University (9/28). The Hill: U.S. public health service needs reform Col. James T. Currie, U.S. Army (Ret.), former executive director of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Impact On AIDS, TB, Malaria Efforts; Importance Of WASH; Global Vaccine Access; Other Global Health Topics

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: How COVID-19 is affecting the global response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (9/30). Global Citizen: The U.K. Is Set to Become the Largest State Donor to the WHO to Help Fight COVID-19 Helen Lock, content writer at Global Citizen (9/30).…

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