Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Gender Mortality Gap, Lessons From New Zealand’s Response, Vaccine Access, Disruptions To Essential Health Services

Devex: Opinion: The COVID-19 gender mortality gap — is civil registration the answer?
Carla AbouZahr, CRVS country adviser at Vital Strategies, and Joan Sara Thomas, interim deputy country director for the Vital Strategies’ Asia-Pacific regional office (10/9).

Foreign Policy: Trump, COVID-19, and the Future of International Order
Helen V. Milner, B.C. Forbes professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, and colleagues (10/8).

Inside Philanthropy: The Pandemic Shows That Philanthropy Needs to Play the Long Game on Global Health
Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (10/7).

IPS: Does COVID-19 Imply an End to the Epoch of Science?
Daud Khan, consultant and adviser for various governments and international agencies, and Leila Yasmine Khan, independent writer and editor (10/8).

Medpage Today: Op-Ed: I Quit the U.S. Due to COVID Threat
Judy Melinek, forensic pathologist and CEO of PathologyExpert Inc. (10/6).

NEJM: Covid-19, Ebola, and HIV — Leveraging Lessons to Maximize Impact
Connie Celum, professor of global health, medicine, and epidemiology and director of the International Clinical Research Center at the University of Washington, and colleagues (10/7).

New York Times: Capitalism Is Broken. The Fix Begins With a Free Covid-19 Vaccine
Mariana Mazzucato, professor at University College London and author (10/8).

Project Syndicate: Overcoming the COVID-19 Disruption to Essential Health Services
Anatole Manzi, deputy chief medical officer in charge of clinical quality and health systems strengthening at Partners In Health, assistant professor at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, and 2020 Aspen New Voices fellow (10/8).

USA TODAY: Polio campaign of the 1950s provides a sound model for what the U.S. needs for COVID-19
Rahul Gupta, chief medical and health officer for the March of Dimes (10/9).

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