Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Vaccines, Racial Disparities

The Atlantic: These 8 Basic Steps Will Let Us Reopen Schools
Thomas R. Frieden, president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives; Arne Duncan, former U.S. secretary of education and former superintendent of Chicago Public Schools; and Margaret Spellings, president and CEO of Texas 2036 (7/9).

Bloomberg: Covid-19 Exposes America’s Racial Disparities
Editorial Board (7/8).

CNN: Even without a Covid-19 vaccine, there’s reason for hope
William Haseltine, chair and president of ACCESS Health International (7/8).

Devex: Turning the tide in development — an inclusive response to COVID-19
Mireille Evagora-Campbell, researcher at Global Health 50/50, and Zahra Zeinali, medical doctor, researcher with Global Health 50/50, and fellow with the Rockefeller Foundation-Boston University 3-D Commission on Determinants of Health, Data, and Decision-making (7/9).

Devex: COVID-19 in rural communities — building back better in the global south
Peter Williams, president of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (7/8).

The Hill: A renewed emphasis on research and development funding is needed from the government
David Isaacs, vice president of government affairs at the Semiconductor Industry Association, and Kathleen Kingscott, vice president of strategic partnerships at IBM Research, both members of the Task Force on American Innovation (7/8).

IPS: The Quiet Survivors of a Global Pandemic
Saima W. Hossain, adviser to the director general of WHO on autism and mental health, member of WHO’s Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health, chair of the National Advisory Committee on Autism and NDDs in Bangladesh, and chair of Shuchona Foundation (7/8).

New York Times: A Coronavirus Vaccine Won’t Work if People Don’t Take It
Phoebe Danziger, pediatrician at the University of Michigan and co-founder of Health Insight Lab (7/9).

Washington Post: If we want to beat covid-19, we need to get a lot better at vaccinating people
Anupam B. Jena, economist and physician; Ruth L. Newhouse, associate professor at Harvard Medical School; and Christopher M. Worsham, pulmonologist and critical care physician at Harvard Medical School (7/9).

Washington Post: Americans are the dangerous, disease-carrying foreigners now
Erika Lee, author and director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota (7/8).