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Curated by Peter Hulm

Special sections: Science, Impact, Response, Economy, Good sources

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

Chinese CDC director rejects interpretation of 'low protection rate of Chinese vaccines' — China's globaltimes — 11 April 2021

Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation — bbc — 11 April 2021

95 percent efficacy for COVID vaccines doesn’t mean there’s a 5 percent infection risk. Here’s why: in reality, the odds are really 0.04 percent — mahoningmatters — 10 April 2021

CDC: You Can Stop With the 'Deep Cleaning' and Hygiene Theater — sfist — 8 April 2021

Real-world proof Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection — news-medical.net — 7 April 2021

Debunking the COVID Vaccine Doomsayers — realclearscience — 6 April 2021

Here's What Happens If You End Up Getting Two Different Vaccines — refinery29 — 6 April 2021

It’s official: Vaccinated people don’t transmit COVID-19 — fortune — 1 April 2021

Trump recommends Americans get coronavirus vaccine — axios — 15 March 2021

Why the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can make you feel lousy — eastbaytimes — 15 March 2021

Fauci: CDC studying data suggesting 3 feet of social distancing 'OK under certain circumstances' — thehill — 14 March 2021

Verbier: immunized in second COVID wave or "a code of silence"? The mystery remains (in French) — lenouvelliste — 12 March 2021

Fully vaccinated people still not recommended to fly, CDC says — boston25news — 9 March 2021

Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says — apnews — 8 March 2021

Contrary to What the CDC's New COVID-19 Advice Implies, There Is Strong Evidence That Vaccination Curtails Virus Transmission — reason — 8 March 2021

U.S. CDC study finds in-person dining bans and wearing masks make a measurable difference — cbsnews — 5 March 2021

"Mask mandates imposed in states last year were associated with a nearly 2% decrease in the rate of newly reported COVID-19 deaths in the 100 days after the rules were implemented. For states that allowed restaurants to reopen for in-person dining, the rate of new COVID-19 deaths increased by up to 3% in the months following the lifting of those restrictions."

World no closer to answer on COVID origins despite WHO probe — expert — reuters — 5 March 2021

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

Brazil sees highest COVID-19 death tolls of the pandemic, economists call for 'emergency lockdown' — usatoday — 24 March 2021

Everyone Was Wrong on the Pandemic’s Societal Impact — foreignpolicy — 18 March 2021

COVID-19 wasn’t just a disaster for humanity – new research shows nature suffered greatly too — theconversation — 11 March 2021

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

COVID: Nearly 40% of Marines have declined the vaccine — cnn / eastbaytimes — 9 April 2021

The top gadgets to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic — euronews — 2 April 2021

Researchers Estimate Trump’s Mishandling Of Pandemic Cost 400K American Lives — nationalmemo — 26 March 2021

COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Which country in Europe is leading the race?: Switzerland ranked 6th — euronews — 25 March 2021

Conservative Social Media Distort CDC Study Supporting Mask Mandates to Reduce COVID-19 — factcheck.org — 19 March 2021

WHO scientist who spoke out about Italy's handling of Covid crisis resigns — theguardian — 14 March 2021

YouTube removed 30,000 videos with COVID misinformation — axios — 11 March 2021

Russian disinformation campaign working to undermine confidence in Covid-19 vaccines used in US — cnn — 8 March 2021

Covid: Swiss government to offer free tests for all — lenews — 5 March 2021

Malta orders restaurants closed as virus cases surge — reuters — 4 March 2021

German Business Decries Gradual Easing of Coronavirus Curbs as 'Disaster' because not enough — usnews — 4 March 2021

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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