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

News Aggregators, Sources

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

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center — Added 30 August 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)

Official Swiss COVID-19 page (LINK)

Science

Coronavirus: India reports worst single-day spike in the world with over 78,000 new cases — 30 August 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million: Reuters tally — 30 August 2020

Mask wearers are "dramatically less likely" to get a severe case of Covid-19 — 30 August 2020

Switzerland's official COVID-19 patient zero was a Ticino dentist on 21 February who attended a conference in Milan (French, paywalled) — 27 August 2020

Two European cases of coronavirus re-infection reported — 25 August 2020

Hong Kong Man Caught the Coronavirus a Second Time in 'World's First' Reinfection — 25 August 2020

WHO says world could rein in pandemic in less than two years — 22 August 2020

Students head back to campus in the U.S.: "Are colleges safe in general to open up right now? I would say probably not" — 16 August 2020

An expert's guide to controlling the spread of Covid-19 inside: "Many buildings in the U.S., especially schools, do not meet recommended ventilation rates" — 16 August 2020

Looking for the COVID-19 hotspots? Ignore the countries seeing virus resurgences: it has much more to do with nations that never successfully fought off the virus to begin with — or are only now experiencing its wrath for the first time." — 16 August 2020

The coronavirus has a weakness you can easily exploit, according to Fauci: sunlight outdoors — 16 August 2020

Here's How Long You're Protected From COVID-19 After Recovery — 15 August 2020

CDC suggests recovered COVID patients can't spread virus for 3 months — 14 August 2020

FDA says hand sanitizers with less than 60% ethanol won't protect you against COVID-19 — 14 August 2020

Is it safe? And three other questions to ask before you go back to the office — 14 August 2020

At least 800 people may have died around the world because of coronavirus-related misinformation in the first three months of this year, researchers say. The study also stimates that about 5,800 people were admitted to hospital as a result of false information on social media. — 12 August 2020

The Risk That Students Could Arrive at School With the Coronavirus: large parts of the U.S. would likely see infected students if classrooms opened now. — 31 July 2020

Do the drugs being used to treat COVID-19 really work? Euronews debunks the myths — 29 July 2020

Impact

Rampant destruction of forests 'will unleash more pandemics' — 30 August 2020

Costa Rica requests $1.75 billion in IMF financial assistance — 29 August 2020

Worldwide, 463 million children can't access virtual schooling: UN — 27 August 2020

COVID-19 pandemic accelerated shift to e-commerce by 5 years, new report says — 24 August 2020

The report indicates that department stores are expected to decline by over 60% for the full year. Meanwhile, e-commerce is projected to grow by nearly 20% in 2020.

From travel and shopping to health care, life will never be the same for people over 60— even with a vaccine — 17 August 2020

Tourism slump sends Thai economy into tailspin — 17 August 2020

Coronavirus: new cases in Switzerland rise 35 per cent this week — 14 August 2020

Flawed "study" incorrectly claims that countries adopting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 experienced reduced mortality rates — 5 August 2020

The Pandemic Workday Is 48 Minutes Longer and Has More Meetings — 3 August 2020

Response

European vacationers face threats of sudden and ever-changing COVID-19 travel rules: Switzerland now off U.K. 'safe' list — 30 August 2020

China's Wuhan says all schools to reopen on Tuesday — 29 August 2020

Malaysia extends ban on foreign tourists — 29 August 2020

Hungary to close its borders from 1 September over coronavirus fears: the first EU country to re-tighten restrictions so severely — 28 August 2020

Parents in U.S. who opt for remote learning don't qualify for paid leave — 28 August 2020

CommonPass - New inititative for Travelling The World Safely In The Covid Era (video) — 24 August 2020

Royal Caribbean looking to restructure Bahamas Freeport port deal due to Coronavirus impact — 17 August 2020

School In Thailand Uses Plastic Play Pens To Separate Students During Pandemic — 11 August 2020

The most expensive high school in America may have the best reopening strategy — 4 August 2020

Six million Euros made available for conservation action to counter COVID-19 impacts — 4 August 2020

The most expensive high school in America may have the best reopening strategy — 4 August 2020

Economy

Dow closes more than 150 points higher to erase its 2020 losses — 29 August 2020

January 2021 Davos World Economic Forum called off on COVID-19 fears — 27 August 2020

Economic Commission for Africa negotiator says she is not aware of any African countries gaining from China debt relief under G20 deal. Eligible countries spend US$92 million a day on debt payments when they could be tackling pandemic-related crises: campaigner

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

OECD Secretary-General: 3 ways leaders can help economies recover — 27 August 2020

He warns against removing support too early and shortening supply chains, and also highlights the need to reskill workers.

Swiss banks are turning their backs on commodity trading — 27 August 2020

Tourism Industry Faces $1 Trillion Loss, 100 Million Jobs At Risk From Covid-19, UN Reports — 25 August 2020

Young business owners in developping countries find new strategies to deal with the pandemic, survey reveals — 25 August 2020

COVID-19 pandemic accelerated shift to e-commerce by 5 years, new report says — 24 August 2020

The report indicates that department stores are expected to decline by over 60% for the full year. Meanwhile, e-commerce is projected to grow by nearly 20% in 2020.

Ten countries kept out Covid. But did they win? — 24 August 2020

U.K. state debt reaches more than 100 per cent of the country's annual economic output for the first time since 1961 — 21 August 2020

Retail sales in the U.K. are back to their pre-coronavirus levels. This may not last — 21 August 2020

South Africa banks offered loan relief of $31 billion during pandemic — 20 August 2020

1,100 U.K. jobs at risk as PizzaExpress looks at closing 67 restaurants — 4 August 2020

Republicans call the $600 unemployment boost a disincentive to work. Many experts disagree — 3 August 2020

Daily update of COVID-19 trade measures

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U.N.

UN says 1 billion students affected by closures, largest amount in history — 4 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