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"Coronavirus has no nationality" — By visuals on Unsplash

Curated by Peter Hulm

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

COVID-19 scoreboard

Reported cases and deaths by country, ordered by totals

UNICEF COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard: $1.19-$44 per dose — source — 12 January 2021

Science

WHO panel advises against hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 — abcnews — 2 March 2021

25 Sure Signs You’ve Already Had Covid-19 Without Realizing It — icyclisme — 28 February 2021

New evidence of SARS-CoV-2 spreading on planes — news-medical — 28 February 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Masks yes but no social distancing on flights (LINK)

Is England's Covid roadmap the right way out of lockdown? The experts' view — theguardian — 22 February 2021

A surprising number of healthcare workers are rejecting the vaccine, despite having witnessed the immense suffering of the COVID-19 pandemic: they fell for disinformation — business-insider — 18 February 2021

Wall Street Journal: China refused to give WHO raw data that could have helped determine when and how COVID-19 started — businessinsider — 13 February 2021

CDC recommends double masking for first time — thehill — 10 February 2021

About 60% of U.S. nursing home staff declined Covid vaccines, Walgreens exec says — cnbc — 9 February 2021

Europe's oldest person – a 116-year-old French nun – survives COVID-19 — AP/euronews — 10 February 2021

Covid: WHO says 'extremely unlikely' virus leaked from lab in China — bbc — 9 February 2021

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Receiving Both Vaccine Doses — huffpost — 1 February 2021

Floridians File Hundreds Of COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Reports

Impact

High Staff Turnover at U.S. Nursing Homes Poses Risks for Residents' Care — nytimes — 1 March 2021

USDA Data: Nearly All Pandemic Bailout Funds Went to White Farmers — tntribune — 27 February 2021

U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus — nbcnews — 23 February 2021

Captain Tom Moore, who raised $45m for the U.K.'s NHS, dies aged 100 after testing positive for coronavirus — cnn — 2 February 2021

Response

Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate — apnews — 3 March 2021

All English households with school children offered twice weekly COVID tests — reuters — 28 February 2021

Catchup: A look back at assurances made at the time on the anniversary of the first Swiss Covid case: Daniel Koch, who headed a team of experts looking at the disease, said that the mortality rate of SARS-CoV-2 seems to be fairly similar to the seasonal flu — lenews — 24 February 2021

"Bertrand Kiefer, a doctor, ethicist and editor of the Swiss Medical Review, criticised some of the early communication regarding the pandemic in Switzerland. He thinks it was a mistake to reassure the public in the face of such high uncertainty."

COVID-19: Tanzania and Madagascar won't vaccinate — theconversationglobal — 17 February 2021

US could have averted 40% of Covid deaths, says panel examining Trump's policies — theguardian — 11 February 2021

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been banned from Instagram over anti-vaccine stance — cnn — 11 February 2021

Study ranks New Zealand Covid-19 response best, Brazil worst, US in bottom five — france24 — 28 January 2021

Economy

2020 was the U.S. economy's worst year since 1946 — axios — 28 January 2021

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

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2020 postings