Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Role Of WHO

Bloomberg: Trump’s Cut to WHO Funding Is Another Nightmare for Yemen
Bobby Ghosh, columnist and member of the Bloomberg Opinion editorial board (4/15).

CNN: Doctors, nurses and scientists — not politicians — should be leading coronavirus briefings
Celine Gounder, internist, infectious diseases specialist, epidemiologist, and host of the podcast “Epidemic” (4/16).

Foreign Affairs: The Pandemic Won’t Make China the World’s Leader
Michael Green, professor of Asian studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Evan S. Medeiros, professor of Asian studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (4/15).

The Guardian: We’ll find a treatment for coronavirus — but drug companies will decide who gets it
Achal Prabhala, Shuttleworth fellow and coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, and Ellen ‘t Hoen, director of Medicines Law & Policy, researcher at the University Medical Centre Groningen, and founder of the Medicines Patent Pool (4/15).

The Hill: The WHO made mistakes, but it’s China that must be held accountable
K. Riva Levinson, president and CEO of KRL International LLC (4/15).

IPS: Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, SDGs are Even More Relevant Today Than Ever Before
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, president of the Republic of Ghana, and Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway, both co-chairs of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Eminent Group of Advocates for the SDGs (4/16).

National Review: Trump Is Right about the WHO
Senior editorial staff at the National review (4/16).

Newsweek: Thank You, Dr. Fauci
David Lambert, writer and researcher, and Sam Hill, contributor to Newsweek (4/15).

New York Times: Trump’s Deadly Search for a Scapegoat
Nicholas Kristof, opinion columnist at the New York Times (4/15).

New York Times: Cutting Corners for a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Cost Lives
Tim Lahey, infectious disease physician and vaccine researcher who leads the ethics program at the University of Vermont Medical Center (4/16).

New York Times: Surveillance Won’t Stop the Coronavirus
Petra Molnar, lawyer, and Diego Naranjo, head of policy at European Digital Rights (4/15).

New York Times: The Soft Side of China’s Coronavirus Propaganda
Maria Repnikova, assistant professor of global communication at Georgia State University and author (4/16).

POLITICO: It’s Not Just the WHO: How China Is Moving on the Whole U.N.
Kristine Lee, associate fellow in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Center for a New American Security (4/15).

Project Syndicate: Debt Relief Is the Most Effective Pandemic Aid
Gordon Brown, United Nations special envoy for Global Education, chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, and chair of the Advisory Board of the Catalyst Foundation, and Lawrence H. Summers, professor and former president at Harvard University (4/15).

Project Syndicate: How Global Public Health Could Revive Multilateralism
Arancha González, Spain’s minister of Foreign Affairs (4/15).

Project Syndicate: The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19
Kent Harrington, former senior CIA analyst (4/16).

Project Syndicate: Could Pandemic Lead to Famine?
Martin Ravallion, professor of economics at Georgetown University (4/15).

Project Syndicate: Post-Pandemic Cities
Patricia Viel, architect and co-founder of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel architecture and design firm (4/16).

Reuters Breakingviews: Breakingviews — Guest view: Venezuela is least equipped for virus
Cristina Valencia, chief executive of Health Pioneers, and William Rhodes, president and chief executive of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors and chairman emeritus of the Council of the Americas (4/15).

Seattle Times: WHO needs funding, not scapegoating
Editorial Board (4/15).

STAT: Poor countries have made extraordinary progress against epidemic disease. We need to learn from them
Anne N. Sosin, program director of the Center for Global Health Equity at Dartmouth College (4/16).

TIME: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa: How Countries in Africa Are Working Together to Fight Coronavirus
Cyril Ramaphosa, president of the Republic of South Africa and chairperson of the African Union 2020 (4/15).

TIME: To End this Pandemic We’ll Need a Free Vaccine Worldwide
Gavin Yamey, physician and professor of global health and public policy at Duke University and director of Duke University’s Center for Policy Impact in Global Health (4/15).

USA TODAY: Hey Donald Trump, who’s blameless enough to blame WHO on coronavirus response? Not you.
Editorial Board (4/15).

USA TODAY: ER doctor and Ebola survivor to Trump: Build World Health Organization, don’t tear it down
Craig Spencer, director of global health in emergency medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, assistant professor of emergency medicine and population and family health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and member of the board of directors of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA (4/15).

Washington Post: The dangerous fallout from cutting U.S. funding for the WHO
Michael Merson, professor of global health at Duke University and visiting professor of global health at New York University (4/15).

Washington Post: The WHO that Trump wants to defund saves lives. Just ask his State Department.
Greg Sargent, writer for the Plum Line blog at the Washington Post (4/15).

Washington Times: Bill Gates — oh, boohoo — rails at Trump for pulling WHO funding
Cheryl K. Chumley, online opinion editor for the Washington Times (4/15).

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