Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Adopting Local Responses, Relevance To Politics, Economics

The Conversation: South Africa must adopt a localized response to COVID-19. What it would look like
Kaymarlin Govender, research director at the Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD); Ayesha BM Kharsany, senior scientist at CAPRISA; Gavin George, program leader at HEARD; and Sean Beckett, research fellow at HEARD, all at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (6/8).

Foreign Affairs: The Pandemic and Political Order
Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (July/August 2020).

Foreign Affairs: All Epidemiology Is Local
Robert Malley, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group, and Richard Malley, infectious diseases physician at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (6/8).

The Guardian: ‘Evil forces’: how Covid-19 paranoia united the wellness industry and rightwing conspiracy theorists
Brigid Delaney, Guardian Australia columnist and author (6/7).

IPS: Politics of the Pandemic Pains: WHO is to Blame?
Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, principal research fellow at ISAS at the National University of Singapore (6/9).

New Humanitarian: This global pandemic could transform humanitarianism forever. Here’s how
Heba Aly, director at the New Humanitarian (6/8).

POLITICO: The State Department Is the Wrong Place to Coordinate the Pandemic Response
Brian Atwood, administrator of USAID from 1993 to 1999 during the administration of President Bill Clinton, and Andrew Natsios, administrator of USAID from 2001 to 2006 during the administration of President George W. Bush (6/9).

Project Syndicate: Explaining the Pandemic Performance Differential
Jim O’Neill, chair of the Chatham House (6/8).

Project Syndicate: Protecting Midwives and Mothers During the Pandemic
Sally Pairman, chief executive at the International Confederation of Midwives, and Roopa Dhatt, founder of Women in Global Health (6/9).

Project Syndicate: Preventing an Emerging-Market Meltdown
Andrés Velasco, dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (6/9).

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