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Curated by Peter Hulm

Special sections: Science, Impact, Response, Economy, UN

Our COVID-19 scoreboard

Sources for good information about coronavirus

Country charts of deaths from COVID-19: US

Country charts of deaths from COVID-19: Switzerland

Reported cases and deaths by country, ordered by totals

Swiss-US comparison for % of positive tests

Switzerland's share of positive tests: from above 18% in April to 3%

A Swiss scientist's infographic about COVID-19 in Switzerland: much the best sourceAdded 31 August 2020

Official Swiss COVID-19 page (LINK)

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource CenterAdded 30 August 2020

New W.H.O. advisory on corticosteroids for COVID-192 September 2020

NYTimes report: Steroids Can Be Lifesaving for Covid-19 Patients, Scientists Report

Actual Covid-19 case count could be 6 to 24 times higher than official estimates, CDC study shows 21 July 2020

UNICEF framework for reopening schools (PDF) — June 2020

Coronavirus News Aggregators etc.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week4 September 2020

Sign up for New York Times coronavirus feed (LINK)

Daily update of COVID-19 trade measures (LINK)

ePubs from leading economists: e.g. face masks reduced infections by 40% in Germany (LINK)

News roundups from the World Economic Forum (LINK)

New Humanitarian weekly roundup (LINK)

ReliefWeb updates on COVID-19 (LINK)

New America/ASU Coronavirus Daily Brief (LINK)

Updates on COVID-19 and the environment (LINK)

Axios: graphics and commentary (LINK)

Science

Updated U.S. CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air21 September 2020

Coronavirus can spread on airline flights, two studies show19 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: SWISS Air still refusing to social distance on flights (LINK)

50 Experts to Trust in a Pandemic: includes Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — 18 September 2020

"To understand the coronavirus, what is needed to respond to a pandemic on a global scale, and the ins and outs of the WHO’s response, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a worthwhile follow as the head of the organization and a very active tweeter."

Coronavirus: WHO warns Europe over 'very serious' Covid surge18 September 2020

Explainer: Why Singapore's COVID-19 death rate is the world's lowest17 September 2020

WHO warns Latin America reopening too soon amid COVID-19 risk17 September 2020

District hospital records UK's first fatal outbreak of hospital-acquired Covid15 September 2020

No masks, no distancing: Schools in Denmark defy COVID-19 — with success so far13 September 2020

Redefining Covid-19: Months after infection, patients report breathing difficulty, excessive fatigue13 September 2020

A Dentist's Rules of Oral Hygiene in the Era of Mask-Wearing10 September 2020

Eating out is among riskiest activities during COVID-19 pandemic, CDC says: the CDC found adults who tested positive for the coronavirus were about twice as likely than those who tested negative to have gone to a restaurant before getting sick — 10 September 2020

UK announces 'moonshot' coronavirus testing plan: also, The Indonesian capital will go back into lockdown in a bid to contain an escalating outbreak that has pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse. — 10 September 2020

Science and policy – advice from Swiss Public health experts10 September 2020

Vitamin D Nearly Eliminated COVID Hospitalizations, In New Study9 September 2020

Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they're young8 September 2020

Still wiping down your grocery store purchases? Coronavirus risk is 'exceedingly small', experts say8 September 2020

Coronavirus digest: Contact-tracing apps can lead to 15% drop in cases, says Oxford study3 September 2020

Convalescent plasma not recommended to treat COVID-19, government panel says2 September 2020

US says it will not join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine2 September 2020

Taylor & Francis Group makes all its info on COVID-19 free to read online, including Managing the Global Health Response to Epidemics2 September 2020

A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged1 September 2020

Impact

Nearly 80% displaced people have lost job, income due to virus: refugee council21 September 2020

U.S. Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,00019 September 2020

Wealth of US billionaires rises by nearly a third during pandemic17 September 2020

New Report Documents How Climate Migration Could Reshape U.S.16 September 2020

Earlier: The Great Climate Migration

Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections14 September 2020

Coronavirus: BBC poll shows stark divide between rich and poor countries11 September 2020

'UN virtual meetings cost us more than face-to-face sessions': UNOG — 11 September 2020

The International Scientists Getting Pushed Out of the US by Visa Suspension8 September 2020

Famous people who have had COVID-197 September 2020

Response

International transport and supply chains key to COVID-19 recovery: UN agencies18 September 2020

France to implement extra Covid-19 measures in Lyon, Nice as cases climb17 September 2020

For COVID-19, as with everything else, Americans on the right and left live in different universes when it comes to trusting the media17 September 2020

What 2020 has taught us about how to achieve universal health coverage: The public, private and non-profit sectors must be willing to give up some control for long-term success — 17 September 2020

Greece: 4 Afghans charged with arson for fire at Lesbos camp16 September 2020

WHO Issues Plea for US $35 Billion To Fast-Track COVID-19 Vaccines As United Nations General Assembly Convenes Virtually15 September 2020

Woodward Book Casts New Light On Trump's Fight With WHO11 September 2020

RealMe Report Indicates Online Daters Lowered Standards During Covid-19 Quarantine10 September 2020

Geneva Macro Labs on Blockchain supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals7 September 2020

Amid plans to quit, U.S. will not pay what it owes WHO this year2 September 2020

Europe's national soccer teams back in action after 10-month gap1 September 2020

Economy

Food Is Now 135% More Expensive Across West and Central Africa and 80% more in Southern Africa17 September 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Coronavirus Stories: Not just a health pandemic, but a multi-sectorial crisis requiring Africa specific solutions (LINK)

Flood of gold from Switzerland to U.S. stopped in August17 September 2020

OECD report finds global economic outlook not as bad as expected16 September 2020

South Africa's recession worsens as economy shrinks 51% in Q28 September 2020

U.S. regains 1.4 million jobs in August and unemployment drops to 8.4% as economic recovery shows resilience4 September 2020

France prepares €100 billion rescue package to save coronavirus-hit economy: 4 times as much as in 2008 — 2 September 2020

Spain counts the cost of dramatic drop in tourism arrivals for 20201 September 2020

Daily update of COVID-19 trade measures

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COVID-19 news from August 2020

COVID-19 news from July 2020

COVID-19 news from June 2020

COVID-19 news from May 2020

COVID-19 news from May 2020