Monthly Archives: August 2020

20 – 26 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (24/08) Beate comments on President Trump’s decision to fast track the approval of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine on BBC News. Beate said: “What’s disconcerting is the political point-scoring in the development of … Continue reading

Chronicle of deaths foretold – six lessons and needed actions based on the Brazilian COVID-19 outbreak

By Lucia Brugnara, MD and Prof. Michael Marx, MD (University of Heidelberg) In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income countries.  These posts seek to … Continue reading

13 – 19 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Heidi Larson (18/08) Heidi emphasises the importance of active listening to tackle vaccine hesitancy on BBC Radio 4 (from 18:41). Heidi said: “We cannot dismiss any questions because vaccines do have risks and … Continue reading

6 – 12 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (11/08) Beate stresses that without safety and efficacy trials, Russia’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is “scientifically unsound” on LBC. Beate said: “The announcement appears to be driven by politics rather … Continue reading

30 August – 5 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Rashida Ferrand (04/08) Rashida explains how the COVID-19 crisis in Zimbabwe is being aggravated by the strike of healthcare workers on Euronews. Rashida said: “We barely have any doctors or nurses providing any services for coronavirus … Continue reading

Innovation during COVID-19: Applying global mental health lessons from humanitarian settings to high resource settings

By Felicity L Brown (War Child Holland) and Wietse A Tol (University of Copenhagen) In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income countries.  These posts … Continue reading