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

Bloomberg: Poorer Nations Need Their Own Pandemic Toolkit
Clara Ferreira Marques, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (4/10).

CNN: The world’s fragmented coronavirus response suits Trump just fine
Stephen Collinson, White House reporter (4/12).

Daily Maverick: Covid-19: Treatments, but at what cost?
Marisol Touraine, chair of the Executive Board of Unitaid, and Malebona Precious Matsoso, director of Health Regulatory Science Platform at the Wits Health Consortium at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and member of the Executive Board of Unitaid (4/11).

Daily Nation: You can count on United States to help Kenya in Covid-19 fight
Kyle McCarter, U.S. ambassador to Kenya (4/12).

Financial Times: Mobile cash is the best way to help Africa fight Covid-19
Faure Gnassingbé, president of Togo (4/12).

Foreign Policy: Poor Countries Need to Think Twice About Social Distancing
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, economics professor at Yale University and director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale, and Zachary Barnett-Howell, postdoctoral scholar at the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (4/10).

The Guardian: Surely the link between abusing animals and the world’s health is now clear
Nick Cohen, columnist for the Observer (4/11).

The Guardian: ‘We’re taking matters into our own hands’: bracing for impact in Kenya
Kennedy Odede, CEO and founder of the charity Shining Hope for Communities (Shofco) (4/13).

The Guardian: Leaderless, lacking and late: a global plan to fight coronavirus is desperately needed
Simon Tisdall, foreign affairs commentator (4/11).

IPS: Gender and COVID-19: Where Can Research Help?
Jemimah Njuki, Aspen News Voices fellow (4/10).

New York Times: The Best Response to Disaster Is Resilience
Madeleine Albright, United States secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 (4/12).

New York Times: I Used to Run the CDC. Here’s What It Can Do to Slow This Pandemic.
Tom Frieden, president and chief executive of Resolve to Save Lives (4/12).

Scientific American: Disease Outbreaks Happen All the Time, But…
Kirsten Taylor-McCabe, biochemist and national defense and security program manager, and Alina Deshpande biomedical scientist and leader, both at the Biosecurity and Public Health Group (Bioscience Division) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (4/11).

Telegraph: Masks, tests, treatments, vaccines — why we need a global approach to fighting Covid-19 now
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (4/12).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Opinion: Liberia’s Ebola lessons can help communities beat coronavirus
Alexandra Benjamin, forest governance campaigner at Fern (4/10).

Wall Street Journal: Audit the WHO’s Pan American Arm
Mary Anastasia O’Grady, writer for “The Americas” column at the Wall Street Journal, senior editorial page writer and editorial board member at the Wall Street Journal, and member of the board of directors of the Indianapolis­-based Liberty Fund (4/12).

Washington Post: The world’s largest democracy should set a pandemic-response example. So far, it hasn’t
Editorial Board (4/11).

Washington Post: Has the coronavirus provided urgency for universal health coverage? Yes and no.
Editorial Board (4/11).

Washington Post: Now is not the time for Trump to threaten the WHO
Editorial Board (4/12).

Washington Post: Japan’s coronavirus response is too little, too late
William Pesek, writer and author (4/10).

Washington Times: Gates and Fauci: Unelected destroyers of freedom
Cheryl Chumley, online opinion editor for the Washington Times (4/11).

Washington Times: When COVID-19 threatened the world, the World Health Organization failed
Michael Graham, politics editor of New Hampshire Journal (4/11).

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