Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic, Including India’s Response, Challenges In Africa

The Conversation: Coronavirus: corruption in health care could get in the way of Nigeria’s response
Obinna Onwujekwe, professor of health economics and policy and pharmaco-economics/pharmaco-epidemiology in the Departments of Health Administration & Management and Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the College of Medicine at the University of Nigeria; Charles Orjiakor, lecturer at the University of Nigeria; and Prince Agwu, researcher in the Department of Social Work at the University of Nigeria (5/4).

Financial Times: Philanthropic funding must fill the urgent coronavirus research gap
Alice Gast, president of Imperial College London (5/5).

Foreign Affairs: How to Get the Truth About the Pandemic
John J. Farmer, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University (5/4).

Foreign Affairs: Modi’s Coronavirus Test
Anubhav Gupta, associate director, and Puneet Talwar, senior fellow, both at the Asia Society Policy Institute (5/4).

Foreign Policy: The Coronavirus Is Cutting Off Africa’s Abortion Access
Neha Wadekar, Nairobi-based journalist at Foreign Policy (5/4).

The Guardian: Where India’s government has failed in the pandemic, its people have stepped in
Bharati Ramachandran, CEO of Barapani (5/5).

The Guardian: This is what you should be demanding from your government to contain the virus
Devi Sridhar, chair of global public health at the University of Edinburgh (5/4).

The Hill: Joe Biden makes mistake with new World Health Organization pledge
Madison Gesiotto, attorney who serves with the advisory board of the Donald Trump campaign (5/4).

The Hill: Out of Africa: Remdesivir’s extraordinary journey to COVID-19
K. Riva Levinson, president and CEO of KRL International LLC (5/1).

IPS: The Unseen Link Between Clean Cooking and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eco Matser, global climate change/energy and development coordinator at Hivos (5/4).

The Lancet: The COVID-19 response for vulnerable people in places affected by conflict and humanitarian crises
David Nott, co-founder of the David Nott Foundation (5/4).

New Humanitarian: Africa’s coronavirus safety nets cannot cover all
Rachel Strohm, PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founder of the Mawazo Institute (5/4).

New Yorker: Why Weren’t We Ready for the Coronavirus?
David Quammen, author and journalist (5/4).

New York Times: The World Is Helping Americans Who Don’t Always See It
Heather Hurlburt, director of the New Models of Policy Change project at New America (5/4).

Wall Street Journal: Weighing Sweden’s Coronavirus Model
Editorial Board (5/4).

Wall Street Journal: Boris and Bibi Ride Coronavirus Pandemic Popularity
Walter Russell Mead, James Clarke Chace professor of foreign affairs and the humanities at Bard College, Ravenel B. Curry III distinguished fellow in strategy and statesmanship at the Hudson Institute, and Global View columnist at the Wall Street Journal (5/4).

Washington Post: East Africa has weathered pandemics — and has a few things to teach the U.S.
Edward H. Carpenter, lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps and United Nations peacekeeper in Africa, and Charli Carpenter, professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (5/1).

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