Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Global Response

Al Jazeera: Medical colonialism in Africa is not new
Karsten Noko, Zimbabwean lawyer and humanitarian working across sub-Saharan Africa (4/8).

Bloomberg: Covid-19 Is Trapping Ecuador Between Death and Debt
Mac Margolis, Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Latin and South America (4/8).

Bloomberg: The WHO Messed Up, But So Did Trump
Therese Raphael, editorial writer on European politics and economics for Bloomberg Opinion (4/8).

The Conversation: The big asks Africa needs to table with the IMF and World Bank: here’s the list
Danny Bradlow, SARCHI professor of international development law and African economic relations at the University of Pretoria (4/8).

Devex: Opinion: Why community health workers matter now more than ever
Jessica Daly, director of global health for the Medtronic Foundation (4/9).

Devex: Opinion: COVID-19 — How to avert the worst development crisis of this century
Achim Steiner, UNDP administrator and vice-chair of the U.N. Development Group, and Angel Gurría, secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (4/9).

Financial Times: How to get the world from Covid-19 to Covid-Zero with just $8bn
Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust (4/8).

New Yorker: What Lessons Does the AIDS Crisis Offer for the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Masha Gessen, staff writer at the New Yorker and author (4/8).

New York Times: Europe Poised to Repeat Austerity Mistakes in Coronavirus Response
Editorial Board (4/9).

POLITICO Magazine: Blaming the WHO and China Is Not Scapegoating
Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and contributing editor with POLITICO Magazine (4/8).

Project Syndicate: Africa’s COVID-19 Budget Crunch
Biniam Bedasso, researcher and public finance specialist, and Neil Cole, executive secretary, both at the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) (4/8).

Project Syndicate: Mobilizing Development Banks to Fight COVID-19
Stephany Griffith-Jones, emeritus fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and financial markets director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University; Régis Marodon, special adviser on sustainable finance at the French Development Agency (AFD); and José Antonio Ocampo, professor at Columbia University and author (4/8).

Project Syndicate: Vietnam’s Low-Cost COVID-19 Strategy
Hong Kong Nguyen, researcher at the A.I. for Social Data Lab (4/8).

STAT: Learning about epidemic response from sub-Saharan African countries
Angie T. Dennis, Liberian health researcher and Ebola survivor, and Katherina Thomas, global health researcher on epidemics and visiting researcher at MIT and Harvard University (4/9).

STAT: CDC: remember who you are
Sudip Parikh, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive publisher of the Science family of journals (4/8).

The Telegraph: Trump is right: the rotten World Health Organisation should be reformed or abolished
Christopher Snowdon, author and freelance journalist (4/8).

Washington Post: There are no ‘America First’ solutions to global problems like pandemics
Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and global affairs analyst for CNN (4/8).

Washington Post: As Ecuador struggles to contain the coronavirus, economic anxiety also spreads
María Sol Borja, Ecuadoran journalist and politics editor of gk.city (4/9).

Washington Post: Is Sweden’s lax approach to the coronavirus backfiring?
Paulina Neuding, European editor at Quillette Magazine, and Tino Sanandaji, economist (4/8).

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