Japan Commits $165M To COVAX; Germany Invests In Domestic Coronavirus Vaccine R&D Efforts; Half Of Tests Positive In Argentina; NIH To Investigate Serious Side Effect In Vaccine Trial

AFRICA

Al Jazeera: TV replaces teachers for African children amid coronavirus curbs (9/15).

BBC News: Coronavirus in Africa: Explaining the bogus ‘viral blockers’ worn by some politicians (Adegoke, 9/15).

Borgen Magazine: COVID-19 in Liberia: Learning From the Ebola Virus (Wallace, 9/16).

Xinhua: WHO’s COVID-19 health supplies reach Libya (9/16).

ASIA

Bloomberg: Why Indonesia Became a Testing Ground for a Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine (Suhartono/Dong, 9/15).

The Hill: Australian state easing pandemic restrictions (Budryk, 9/15).

Reuters: In coronavirus vaccine race, China inoculates thousands before trials are completed (Stanway et al., 9/15).

Reuters: Japan commits $165 million to WHO’s global coronavirus vaccine program (Swift, 9/15).

EUROPE

AP: U.K. to ration COVID-19 testing amid testing failures (Kirka, 9/16).

The Hill: Berlin pumping hundreds of millions of euros into German COVID-19 vaccine developers (Deese, 9/15).

New York Times: Even as Cases Rise, Europe Is Learning to Live With the Coronavirus (Onishi et al., 9/15).

Reuters: Germany won’t take risky short-cuts on COVID-19 vaccines: minister (Copley/Seythal, 9/15).

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

Reuters: Brazil authorizes additional 5,000 volunteers for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Boadle, 9/15).

Reuters: Testing positive: half of Argentina’s coronavirus checks yield infection (Jourdan, 9/14).

Reuters: Cuba punches above weight with ‘white coat army’ during pandemic (Marsh et al., 9/14).

MIDDLE EAST

TIME: How Israel Became the First Rich Country to Go Into a Second Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown (Hincks, 9/15).

NORTH AMERICA

Bloomberg: Biden Team Crafts 2021 Vaccine Logistics Amid Distrust of Trump (9/15).

The Hill: Trump defends claim coronavirus will disappear, citing ‘herd mentality’ (Chalfant, 9/15).

Los Angeles Times: NIH is ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in coronavirus vaccine trial (Allen/Szabo, 9/15).

STAT: Top health official echoes Trump’s Covid-19 views, drawing accusations of politicizing U.S. mental health agency (Insinger, 9/15).

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