WFP Increases Aid To Urban Poor In Kenya Amid Pandemic; Jakarta’s Graveyards Running Low On Space; Pope Francis Eschews Mask Mandates; Iran’s Daily COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches Record High


U.N. News: Kenya relief bid begins to avert ‘hunger crisis’ among poor workers hit by COVID (10/30).

VOA News: WFP Boosts Aid to Kenyan Urban Poor Because of Pandemic (Schlein, 10/31).

WIRED U.K.: The world could learn a lot from how Africa is handling Covid-19 (Makoni, 11/2).


BBC News: Coronavirus: Are Indians more immune to Covid-19? (Biswas, 11/1).

The Guardian: Papua New Guinea to give $3m to unknown firm for Covid treatment (Kuku, 10/31).

Reuters: Australia records no new COVID-19 cases for first time in five months (Kelly, 11/1).

U.N. News: First Person: supporting migrants on the COVID-19 frontline in Myanmar (11/1).

Washington Post: Covid-19 deaths are soaring, and Jakarta’s graveyards are running out of space (Cochrane, 11/1).


Washington Post: Pope Francis, 83 and missing part of one lung, shrugs off coronavirus mask mandates (Harlan/Pitrelli, 10/30).


Al Jazeera: Brazil’s Bolsonaro says fresh COVID-19 lockdowns ‘crazy’ (10/30).


Middle East Monitor: Iran’s daily COVID death toll hits record high (11/1).


STAT: Ashish Jha on Covid-19, pandemic fatigue, and when we’re getting back to normal (Feuerstein et al., 10/30).

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