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Curated by Peter Hulm

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

COVID-19 scoreboard

Reported cases and deaths by country, ordered by totals

Science

WHO COVID-19 vaccine trial seen to start in December — philstar — 26 October 2020

Recovered COVID-19 patients' plasma of little use in treatment — aljazeera — 23 October 2020

Dogs detect coronavirus fast and reliably — why not use them everywhere? — dw — 21 October 2020

How Much Do Masks On Plane Flights Really Cut Your Risk Of Catching COVID-19? A lot, if done right, particularly in disembarking, says one study — npr — 20 October 2020

Immunity from COVID-19 could last for up to 7 months, according to new study — weforum — 20 October 2020

14-Year-Old Girl Wins $25,000 for Work on Possible COVID Cure — ecowatch — 20 October 2020

Trump trashes Fauci and makes baseless coronavirus claims in campaign call — cnn — 20 October 2020

The mental health of aid workers is vital to Covid recovery — genevasolutions — 20 October 2020

China CDC says you can get coronavirus from frozen food packaging — bgr — 19 October 2020

5 remote-working myths under the microscope:Just 11.6% of people surveyed say they want to return to full-time office work. — weforum — 19 October 2020

Co-founder of MyData Geneva:SwissCovid's development reminds me of the Cargo Cult religions — genevasolutions — 17 October 2020

Remdesivir Fails to Prevent Covid-19 Deaths in Huge Trial — nytimes — 15 October 2020

Doing These 4 Things Will Help Make Your Flu Shot More Effective — travelandleisure — 15 October 2020

'Long COVID' may affect multiple parts of body and mind, doctors say — reuters — 15 October 2020

Covid reinfection: 25-year-old Man in U.S. gets Covid twice and second hit 'more severe' — bbc — 13 October 2020

Coronavirus: test that can detect pathogen in 5 minutes developed by Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna — scmp — 10 October 2020

Coronavirus FAQ: What's The Deal With The '15 Minute Rule'? — npr — 9 October 2020

Facebook removes Trump post comparing COVID-19 to flu — thehill — 6 October 2020

Dutch COVID death toll much higher than reported in first wave: statistics agency — reuters — 1 October 2020

Impact

Spain declares new coronavirus state of emergency — dw — 25 October 2020

After Argentina, Colombia reaches 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases — apnews — 24 October 2020

29,000 new cases reported this week in Switzerland — lenews — 23 October 2020

Argentina's Covid-19 cases surpass 1 million as spike strains health system — france24 — 20 October 2020

6 Million Americans Didn't Make Their Rent Payments Last Month — newsy — 19 October 2020

COVID-19 causes drop in remittances — dw — 18 October 2020

Victoria’s Covid restrictions ease as Daniel Andrews reveals 25km travel bubble and scraps exercise time limit — theguardian — 18 October 2020

Covid-19 update: New community case confirmed in New Zealand — odt.co.nz — 18 October 2020

Thailand reports three more local coronavirus infections — reuters — 18 October 2020

Global Coronavirus Cases Rise By One-Day Record Of 400,000 — reuters/huffpost — 17 October 2020

WHO reports record-setting 392,471 new cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours — cheknews — 17 October 2020

Europe crosses 150,000 daily coronavirus cases mark, a week after reporting 100,000 daily cases — reuters — 17 October 2020

US wholesale prices up 0.4% in September as food costs surge — abcnews — 14 October 2020

Study finds 40 per cent of homeless in greater Paris test positive for Covid-19 — france24 — 11 October 2020

We're seeing an "unprecedented loss of small businesses" — and economists fear a major crash looms — salon — 6 October 2020

Billionaire Wealth Hits $10 Trillion For First Time Ever Thanks To Government Stimulus — forbes — 6 October 2020

President Trump, first lady Melania test positive for coronavirus — cnbc — 2 October 2020

Response

New rules in Switzerland as COVID-19 cases rise fast — lenews — 19 October 2020

Here’s how to rebuild trust in international travel: CommonPass for trust in health data and transparency of entry requirements. — weforum — 19 October 2020

Sweden considers 'local lockdowns' as cases rise — Daily Telegraph/nzherald — 19 October 2020

Covid-19: Italy tightens rules after coronavirus cases surge — bbc — 19 October 2020

French ski season begins with COVID-19 rules — euronews — 19 October 2020

Covid-19: New three-tier restrictions come into force in England — bbc — 14 October 2020

Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico sign up to WTTC’s global safety and hygiene stamp: now more than 120 destinations — travelweekly — 13 October 2020

China Joins WHO-Led Global Coronavirus Vaccine Effort, As U.S. Sits It Out — npr — 9 October 2020

Alt-Right Media: "Backflip: W.H.O. Condemns Coronavirus Lockdowns, Just 'Doubling' Global Poverty" — from Britain's WHO envoy — breitbart — 11 October 2020

Coronavirus: 'Dr Johnny Bananas' and 'Dr Person Fakename' among medical signatories on British pro 'herd immunity' open letter — sky — 9 October 2020

UNECE Cities Promote Cooperation on COVID-19, Climate, SDGs — iisd — 8 October 2020

China, 25 other countries call on Western nations to lift sanctions amid coronavirus — globalnews — 6 October 2020

Four innovative design responses to the climate emergency — source — 4 October 2020

Coronavirus: German cities issue 35,000 fines to rulebreakers, collecting more than €3 million — dw — 4 October 2020

New joint programme will support countries in upholding rights and dignity of older persons during COVID-19 and beyond: 9 of 10 deaths in UNECE region are over 65s — unece — 2 October 2020

Economy

U.S. Ad Erosion Moderates In Q3: Down 5% Overall, Digital Gains 8% — mediapost — 22 October 2020

Germany's Frankfurt facing massive banking job cuts due to pandemic — dw — 21 October 2020

COVID, tech advances could disrupt 85 million jobs by 2025: WEF — aljazeera — 20 October 2020

Cathay Pacific 'to axe 6,000 staff and Dragon brand' in bid to stay afloat, with most cuts aimed at Hong Kong workforce — scmp — 20 October 2020

Job loss is a concern for half of workers across the world — ipsos — 19 October 2020

Catchup: Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese workers leave Africa as lending slows — scmp — 17 October 2020

G20 agrees to additional 6-month debt suspension for poor nations — aljazeera — 14 October 2020

Bank of America profit falls 15.6% in third quarter — abcnews — 14 October 2020

Wells Fargo Fires More Than 100 Employees For Covid Relief Fund Abuse — forbes — 14 October 2020

Trump urges Congress to provide $25 billion bailout for U.S. airlines — reuters — 7 October 2020

We're seeing an "unprecedented loss of small businesses" — and economists fear a major crash looms — salon — 6 October 2020

Debt cancellation needed to help poorest countries: World Bank president — reuters — 5 October 2020

'A devastating experience:' Temporary layoffs just became permanent for millions of American workers: final jobs report before election — source — 5 October 2020

COVID-19 and no-deal Brexit could cost UK $174 billion a year, with 6% GDP drop and losses for a decade — source — 4 October 2020

Sources for good information about coronavirus

Geneva Environment Network page of sources on COVID-19 — added 28 September 2020

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

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

Official Swiss COVID-19 page (LINK)

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center — Added 30 August 2020

New W.H.O. advisory on corticosteroids for COVID-19 — 2 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 week — 4 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)

COVID-19 news from September 2020

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