Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Conversation: Africa joins the race to trace COVID-19 with genomics
Peter van Heusden, researcher at the University of the Western Cape (4/19).

Foreign Policy: A Global Pandemic Bailout Was Coming — Until America Stopped It
Adam Tooze, history professor and director of the European Institute at Columbia University (4/17).

The Guardian: Coronavirus knows no international borders, neither must its eventual cure
Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust (4/18).

The Guardian: Africans facing coronavirus must not suffer the injustices they saw with AIDS
Lydia Namubiru, Ugandan feminist and journalist and Africa editor for 50.50, a section of openDemocracy (4/18).

The Hill: Investments in global health programs pay off in pandemic response
Marian W. Wentworth, president and CEO of Management Sciences for Health (4/19).

IPS: U.N. Faces Financial & Liquidity Crisis as Global Pandemic Rages
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former under-secretary general and high representative of the U.N. (2002-2007) and permanent representative of Bangladesh to U.N. (1996-2001) (4/17).

The Lancet Global Health: COVID-19: time to plan for prompt universal access to diagnostics and treatments
Luca Li Bassi, manager at Pharmaceutical Management Advisory Services, and Lenias Hwenda, CEO at Medicines for Africa (4/16).

Nature: Withholding funding from the World Health Organization is wrong and dangerous, and must be reversed
Editorial Board (4/17).

Washington Post: In-person church services right now are an affront to public health — and morality
Editorial Board (4/19).

Washington Post: How China’s authoritarian system made the pandemic worse
Editorial Board (4/17).

Washington Post: Virus models predict possible outcomes. We can fight to stop the worst ones.
William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Helen Jenkins, infectious disease epidemiologist at Boston University School of Public Health (4/14).

Washington Post: The World Health Organization — under attack by Trump — was targeted by conservatives in 1948, too
Ronald G. Shafer, former editor at the Wall Street Journal and author (4/19).

Washington Post: Trump aligns with the world’s ‘ostrich’ leaders
Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs writer at the Washington Post (4/20).

Washington Post: Mark Zuckerberg: How data can aid the fight against covid-19
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of Facebook (4/20).

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