Blogs, Podcasts Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Global Development: Accountability for COVID-19 Aid: Better Visibility Matters for the Quality of the Response
Janeen Madan Keller, assistant director for global health and senior policy analyst; Julia Kaufman, program coordinator; and Amanda Glassman, executive vice president of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and senior fellow, all with CGD (5/1).

Center for Strategic & International Studies Global Health Policy Center: “Take as Directed” Podcast
CSIS released new podcasts focused on the coronavirus pandemic, including one with Scott Dowell, deputy director for surveillance and epidemiology and coronavirus response leader at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; another with Rep. Ami Bera, MD (D-Calif.), who discusses his work on the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security and his impressions of COVID-19; and an episode focused on immunization and universal health coverage featuring Angela Shen, retired captain from the U.S. Public Health Service, and Lora Shimp, technical director for immunizations at John Snow Inc. (April 2020).

Center for Strategic & International Studies: WHO and President Trump on the Ledge
J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director, and Anna Carroll, associate fellow, both with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS (4/28).

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: “We’re preparing for 2021 today”: An update on the Therapeutics Accelerator
Trevor Mundel, president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s global health division (May 2020).

Harvard Business Review: A Plan to Safely Reopen the U.S. Despite Inadequate Testing
Ranu S. Dhillon, instructor at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues (5/1).

Think Global Health: Coronavirus, War, and Yemen in Between: A Recipe for Disaster
Walid A. Al-Soneidar, PhD candidate in epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University, and Nezar N. Al-Hebshi, associate research professor and co-director of the Oral Microbiome Research Lab at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry (5/1).

Think Global Health: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Rumi Chunara, assistant professor of Computer Science and Biostatistics at New York University, and colleagues (4/28).

Think Global Health: Expertise, Coronavirus, and the New Normal
Charles Ebikeme, writer and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (4/28).

Wellcome: 5 matters of urgency for the Coronavirus Global Response Summit
Alex Harris, head of global policy with the policy and advocacy team at Wellcome (5/4).

World Economic Forum: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister calls on developed countries to help Africa through COVID-19
Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia (5/3).

World Economic Forum: Here’s how a new European Investment Bank partnership will tackle COVID-19: WHO briefing
Linda Lacina, digital editor with the World Economic Forum (5/1).

World Economic Forum: Why vaccination is bigger than any one disease
Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (5/1).