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: Plan now to speed vaccine supply for future pandemics
Kate Bingham, chair of the COVID-19 U.K. Vaccine Taskforce and managing partner at SV Health Investors (10/6).

Project Syndicate: Preventing the Next Zoonotic Pandemic
Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author (10/6).

STAT: Is ‘it can’t hurt’ the rationale for giving Trump unproven Covid-19 treatments?
Adam Cifu, internal medicine physician and professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, and Vinay Prasad, hematologist-oncologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (10/6).

STAT: Access to medical oxygen: a glaring global inequity
David Walton, physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Jim Ansara, founder of Shawmut Design and Construction, both co-founders of Build Health International (10/6).

Washington Post: Human volunteers can help ensure we have an effective vaccine more quickly
Editorial Board (10/6).

Washington Post: Americans want to trust the experts on the coronavirus. That isn’t easy
Stephanie Ternullo, PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Chicago (10/6).

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