New U.N. Report Outlines Steps Needed To Protect Lives, Mitigate Shocks, Recover From COVID-19; Media Outlets Report On Other U.N. Pandemic-Related News

U.N. News: Protect lives, mitigate future shocks and recover better: U.N.-wide COVID-19 response
“Over the course of 2020 thus far, the coronavirus has taken hundreds of thousands of lives, infected millions of people, and wreaked socio-economic, humanitarian, and human rights havoc, the United Nations said in a new report released on Wednesday. According to the September update of the U.N. Comprehensive Response to COVID-19, no country has been spared; no population left unscathed. Among other things, the update outlines the steps needed to save lives, protect societies, and recover better while pointing the way to addressing future shocks, above all from climate change, and overcoming the universal inequities…” (9/16).

The Hill: WHO says average age of those infected with the coronavirus is falling (Guzman, 9/16).

Reuters: WHO’s Ryan: don’t turn COVID-19 into ‘political football’ (Nebehay, 9/17).

Reuters: WHO warns of coronavirus momentum as winter looms in north (Nebehay/Blamont, 9/16).

The Telegraph: You are more likely to win the lottery than escape Covid-19 infection, warns WHO expert (Kelly-Linden, 9/16).

U.N. News: COVID pushes millions more children deeper into poverty, finds new study (9/17).

U.N. News: U.N. chief: COVID-19 vaccine must be affordable and available to all (9/16).

Xinhua: U.N. chief calls for more efforts to address global fragilities exposed by COVID-19 (9/17).

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