Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Potential Impact On Governments

Barron’s: The Pentagon Is Leading an Effort to Find a Vaccine. It’s a Mistake
Charles Kenny, senior fellow and director of technology and development at the Center for Global Development (5/17).

Bloomberg: Coronavirus Unmasks El Salvador’s Authoritarian-in-Waiting
Mac Margolis, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (5/15).

CNN: Covid-19 offers a chance to build a better world. We must seize it
Jamie Metzl, founder of OneShared.World and member of the WHO international advisory committee on human genome editing (5/17).

The Conversation: Why more must be done to fight bogus COVID-19 cure claims
Chimaraoke Izugbara, director of global health, youth, and development at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), USA and visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Mary O. Obiyan, senior lecturer at the Department of Demography and Social Statistics at the Obafemi Awolowo University (5/17).

DW: Opinion: The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining health crisis of our time
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, and Jutta Urpilainen, commissioner for international partnerships at the European Commission (5/16).

Foreign Policy: Peru’s Civil War Left It Vulnerable to the Pandemic
Michael Albertus, associate professor of political science at the University of Chicago (5/15).

Foreign Policy: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Permanently Expand Government Powers
James Crabtree, associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and nine other leading global thinkers (5/16).

The Guardian: DRC has seen epidemics before, but Covid-19’s toll on older people leaves me sleepless
Anatole Bandu, country representative for HelpAge DRC (5/18).

International Policy Digest: China, the WHO, and COVID-19: How Maximizing Power Brings Uncertainty
Don McLain Gill, graduate student at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and Joshua Espeña, defense analyst at the Office for Strategic Studies and Strategy Management at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (OSSSM, AFP) and graduate student at the University of the Philippines Diliman (5/16).

IPS: COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence
Steven Friedman, professor of political studies at the University of Johannesburg (5/15).

New York Times: How Many Covid Deaths? Don’t Ask President Trump
Editorial Board (5/17).

POLITICO: How to Stop the Next Pandemic
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Carter Roberts, president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (5/15).

Project Syndicate: Europe’s COVID Crossroads
Bertrand Badré, CEO of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, and Mathilde Lemoine, group chief economist of Edmond de Rothschild (5/18).

Project Syndicate: Nature Is Our Best Antiviral
Enric Sala, explorer-in-residence with the National Geographic Society (5/14).

Wall Street Journal: Cut Through the Fog of Coronavirus War
Scott Gottlieb, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (5/17).

Wall Street Journal: Lockdown Puts Brazilian Lives at Risk
Mary Anastasia O’Grady, opinion columnist at the Wall Street Journal (5/17).