Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19, Including ‘Syndemic’ Nature Of Pandemic, Misinformation, Vaccine R&D

The Conversation: COVID-19: examining theories for Africa’s low death rates
Kevin Marsh, professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, and Moses Alobo, program manager for Grand Challenges Africa, African Academy of Sciences (10/7).

Devex: Opinion: In the time of COVID-19, we need to invest in a different mental health system
Faraaz Mahomed, program officer in the Open Society Foundations’ public health program (10/9).

Financial Times: Covid-19 is really a syndemic — and that shows us how to fight it
Anjana Ahuja, science commentator for the Financial Times (10/9).

Scientific American: COVID Misinformation Is Killing People
Amir Bagherpour, political scientist and adjunct senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, and Ali Nouri, molecular biologist, president of the Federation of American Scientists, co-chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s New Voices Initiative, and member of the Academy’s Global Diplomacy Roundtable (10/11).

TIME: We Must Use This Moment to Improve Diversity in Clinical Trials — And Not Just for Vaccines
Belén Garijo, vice chair of the executive board and deputy CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and CEO of its health care division (10/9).

Wall Street Journal: The Captain of Operation Warp Speed
Allysia Finley, member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board (10/9).

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