Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Need To Address Global Poverty Amid Pandemic

The Conversation: Fast COVID-19 vaccine timelines are unrealistic and put the integrity of scientists at risk
Byram W. Bridle, associate professor of viral immunology at the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph, and Shayan Sharif, professor of immunology and associate dean for research and graduate studies at the University of Guelph (6/15).

The Conversation: Was the coronavirus outbreak an intelligence failure?
Erik J. Dahl, associate professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (6/15).

The Conversation: Global poverty: coronavirus could drive it up for the first time since the 1990s
Andy Sumner, professor of international development at King’s College London; Christopher Hoy, research and policy fellow at Australian National University; and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez, PhD student at King’s College London (6/16).

Forbes: How African Nations Can Respond To The Challenges Of Both Covid-19 And Future Pandemics
Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, vice president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, and Vanessa Kerry, co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, critical care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School (6/15).

The Hill: The World Health Organization’s truth-cleansing pandemic
Rupert Darwall, senior fellow at RealClearFoundation (6/15).

IPS: Predicting COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rates Around the World
Justin Sandefur, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, and colleagues (6/16).

New York Times: Covid-19 Doctors: Fatigued, Mourning and Bracing for More
Daniela J. Lamas, critical care doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston (6/16).

New York Times: This Country Fought Ebola. It May Beat Another Disease
Niccoló F. Meriggi, economist at the International Growth Center in Sierra Leone, and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, professor of economics at Yale University and founder of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (6/16).

SciDev.Net: Don’t lose focus on diseases of poverty in COVID-19 crisis
Eric Fèvre, professor of veterinary infectious diseases at the University of Liverpool and jointly appointed at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, and Naomi Marks, project communications manager at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the U.K. (6/15).

STAT: Covid-19 and remdesivir: rethinking how we measure a drug’s ‘value’
Patricia Deverka, physician, chief science officer of the Innovation and Value Initiative, and executive director of Deverka Consulting; Louis Garrison, health economist and professor emeritus in the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics Institute in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington; and Samuel Nussbaum, physician, president of the Innovation and Value Initiative, and senior fellow of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics (6/15).

Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus and the Climate
Walter Russell Mead, James Clarke Chace professor of foreign affairs and the humanities at Bard College, Ravenel B. Curry III distinguished fellow in strategy and statesmanship at the Hudson Institute, and columnist for the Global View at the Wall Street Journal (6/15).

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