Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Atlantic: Authoritarian Populists Have Six Classic Moves. Trump’s Response to COVID-19 Uses Five of Them.
Kristy Parker, counsel at Protect Democracy, and Yascha Mounk, contributing writer at The Atlantic, associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, senior adviser at Protect Democracy, and author (4/2).

The Conversation: Drug companies should drop their patents and collaborate to fight coronavirus
Enrico Bonadio, reader in Intellectual Property Law at City, University of London, and Andrea Baldini, associate professor of aesthetics and art theory at Nanjing University (4/1).

Devex: Opinion: How to address the impact of COVID-19 on global food systems
Richard Choularton, director of agriculture and economic growth, and Meredith Mallory, associate of agriculture and economic growth, both at Tetra Tech International Development Services (4/2).

Devex: Opinion: Keep global food chains alive amid COVID-19 crisis
Qu Dongyu, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (4/1).

Foreign Affairs: How to Pandemic-Proof Globalization
Shannon K. O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (4/1).

Foreign Policy: The World’s Most Dangerous Coronavirus Lockdowns
Vera Mironova, visiting fellow at Harvard University (4/1).

Foreign Policy: America’s Pandemic War Games Don’t End Well
Mark Perry, author and reporter (4/1).

The Guardian: A public inquiry into the U.K.’s coronavirus response would find a litany of failures
Anthony Costello, professor of global health and sustainable development at UCL (4/1).

The Hill: The COVID-19 pandemic calls for the most urgent possible action
Andy Levin (D-Mich.), vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee (4/1).

IPS: Coronavirus Proves Need for Free Healthcare for All — Now
Winnie Byanyima, executive director of UNAIDS (4/2).

IPS: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries
Daud Khan, consultant and adviser for various governments and for international agencies including the World Bank and several U.N. agencies, and Leila Yasmine Khan, independent writer and editor (4/1).

Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: COVID-19 shows that what we’re doing to animals is killing us, too
Viveca Morris, executive director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School (4/2).

National Review: The Truth about the National Security Council’s Pandemic Team
Rebeccah Heinrichs, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute (4/1).

New York Times: There Is an Antidote to Our Fear. It’s Called Leadership.
Elliot Ackerman, contributing opinion writer at the New York Times and author (4/2).

New York Times: The Racial Time Bomb in the Covid-19 Crisis
Charles M. Blow, opinion columnist at the New York Times (4/1).

New York Times: Why Are So Many More Men Dying from Coronavirus?
Sharon Moalem, scientist, physician, and author (4/2).

NPR: Opinion: The Way The U.S. Beat TB Could Be A Boon In Battling Coronavirus
Salmaan Keshavjee, professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery, physician at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, senior TB specialist at Partners In Health, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Aaron Shakow, director of the Initiative on Healing and Humanity at the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery and research associate in the department of global health and social medicine; and Tom Nicholson, executive director of Advance Access and Delivery, research associate at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy in the Duke Center for International Development, and member of the board of directors of the Global Health Council (4/1).

Project Syndicate: Pandemics and Progress
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, founder of the Arab Thought Forum and the West Asia-North Africa Institute and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (4/2).

Project Syndicate: The Politics of the Pandemic
Joschka Fischer, German foreign minister and vice chancellor from 1998-2005 (4/1).

Project Syndicate: Ebola Lessons for Fighting COVID-19
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (4/1).

Washington Times: WHO and its leader play China’s puppets on coronavirus
Brett D. Schaefer, Jay Kingham fellow in international regulatory affairs at the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom (4/1).

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