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AP: Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19 (Larson, 12/14). AP: Eswatini leader dies of virus amid new wave in South Africa (Magome, 12/14). AP: Italy surpasses U.K. for worst COVID-19 death toll in Europe (D’Emilio, 12/13). AP: COVID-19 runs unchecked in Pakistan’s overcrowded prisons (Gannon, 12/13). AP:…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccination Campaigns, Addressing Drug Resistance, Malaria

Bloomberg: The Vaccines That Could Use a Shot in the Arm Clara Ferreira Marques, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (12/12). Devex: Opinion: How investments in health can help defeat malaria and COVID-19 Kevin Murphy, president of ExxonMobil Foundation and manager of corporate citizenship and global community investments for Exxon Mobil Corporation (12/11)…

Media Outlets Report On State Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Vaccine Access In Africa

Bloomberg: Nigeria Plans to Approve Covid-19 Vaccine Early Next Year “Nigeria expects to license by April one of the vaccines under development globally for Covid-19, the West African nation’s drugs regulator said. … Africa’s most-populous country also expects to benefit from the World Health Organization-backed Covax initiative, which is working…

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AP: Ethiopia returns refugees who fled Tigray fighting, to alarm (Anna, 12/11). AP: India’s pandemic recovery plan could cost air quality goals (Ghosal, 12/11). Devex: U.S. election marks return to ‘climate responsibility,’ says Paris Agreement architect (Abrahams, 12/10). Devex: Q&A: Investing now in preparation for COVID-19’s successor (12/11). Forbes: A…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Inequities In Medical Oxygen Access; Call To Waive Intellectual Property Rules; Health Information Management

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 has turned the spotlight on the uneven provision of oxygen — a stark health inequity Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children U.K., and Adamu Isah, chief of party for the INSPIRING Project at Save the Children Nigeria (12/11). Brookings Institution: The promise and peril of anti-pandemic…

FDA Panel Endorses Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine, Authorization Expected Soon; Operation Warp Speed Trying To Help Obtain More Raw Materials For Vaccine Production

AP: U.S. panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine “A U.S. government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday, putting the country just one step away from launching an epic vaccination campaign against the outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans. Shots could begin within…

Australia Scraps Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate After Trial Participants Receive False Positive Results On Certain HIV Tests

Sydney Morning Herald: Australian COVID vaccine terminated due to HIV ‘false positives’ “A billion-dollar deal for the Morrison government to buy more than 50 million doses of the University of Queensland’s potential coronavirus vaccine has been abruptly terminated after several trial participants returned false positive HIV test results…” (Harris, 12/11).…

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