COVID-19 Could Have Peaked In Many African Nations, Confounding Scientists; India’s Cases Pass 5M; WHO Warns Of Rising Cases In Europe, Risk In L. America; U.S. Senators Introduce Bill To Counter Pandemic Misinformation


AP: South Africa says 12 million ‘probably’ had coronavirus (Imray et al., 9/16).

The Guardian: Staple food prices rise by 50% in Sudan amid economic strife, floods and Covid (Salih, 9/17).

The Guardian: ‘Confounding’: Covid may have already peaked in many African countries (McVeigh, 9/16).


AP: As India’s virus cases rise, so do questions over death toll (Ghosal et al., 9/17).

AP: 5M people infected, India’s virus outbreak still soaring (Sharma/Ghosal, 9/16).

CIDRAP News: India’s COVID-19 total tops 5 million as cases rise in Europe (Schnirring, 9/16).

Washington Post: Churches have become South Korea’s coronavirus battleground (Kim, 9/17).

Yahoo News Australia: The surprising country that has quietly beaten the coronavirus pandemic (Whigham, 9/15).


AP: Some U.K. bars to close early amid rising COVID-19 infections (Kirka, 9/17).

CNBC: ‘Very serious situation’ unfolding in Europe, WHO warns, as cases rise dramatically (Ellyatt, 9/17).

The Hill: U.S. general reassures German town of commitment to prevent COVID-19 spread after outbreak (Budryk, 9/16).


Al Jazeera: WHO warns Latin America reopening too soon amid COVID-19 risk (9/16).

Reuters: WHO director warns Latin America is opening too early, COVID-19 still a risk (Boadle, 9/16).


Science: Turkish scientists and physicians face criminal investigations after criticizing COVID-19 policies (McTighe, 9/16).

U.N. News: Syria COVID spread may be much higher than figures suggest, Lowcock tells Security Council (9/16).


Homeland Preparedness News: Sens. Peters, Klobuchar and Reed introduce bill to counter COVID-19 misinformation (Kovaleski, 9/16).

Roll Call: COVID-19 hits Latino, Black and Native American wallets harder (Saksa/Macagnone, 9/16).

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