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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

Turkish scientists say they've developed a 10-second COVID-19 test that is 99% accurate — euronews — 31 December 2020

Doctors discovered a new way to tell which coronavirus patients will get worse — bgr — 29 December 2020

Pfizer delays COVID-19 vaccine deliveries due to temperature control issues — euronews — 28 December 2020

Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It — npr — 28 December 2020

AstraZeneca has worked out 'winning formula' to boost COVID vaccine's efficacy, says firm's boss — afp/euronews — 27 December 2020

Why The 'Only 377 Healthy People Have Died Of Covid' Argument Is Total Rubbish — huffingtonpost — 27 December 2020

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines against UK coronavirus variant — cnn — 22 December 2020

Study reveals UV LED lights effectively kill human coronavirus surrogate for COVID-19 strain — medicalnewstoday — 20 December 2020

What we know about the UK's more infectious coronavirus strain — euronews — 19 December 2020

COVID-19 three times deadlier than seasonal influenza, large French study reveals — euronews — 18 December 2020

Moderna's side effects — bgr — 16 December 2020

How the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer compare head to head — latimes — 15 December 2020

Coronavirus: Sweden's health officials 'misjudged' COVID-19 resurgence, says PM Stefan Lofven — ap/euronews — 15 December 2020

Wuhan market: undisclosed map of infections surfaces but significance not clear — scmp — 15 December 2020

China's Sinopharm vaccine: how effective is it and where will it be rolled out? — theguardian — 14 December 2020

'Massive train wreck': One event caused 300,000 coronavirus cases — yahoo — 13 December 2020

Guardian: what do we know now about where coronavirus came from? — theguardian — 12 December 2020

Coronavirus: Italian scientists find perfect match of Wuhan strain in sample taken from boy in December 2019 — scmp — 11 December 2020

Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows COVID-19's spread indoors — sfgate — 10 December 2020

Top Israeli health official: Masks may offer more protection from virus than vaccines — timesofisrael — 10 December 2020

German Study Finds Face Masks Reduce New Covid-19 Infections By 45% — forbes — 6 December 2020

Now, Russian scientists find link between BCG vaccine & Covid-19 immunity — theprint.in/health — 6 December 2020

8 facts about the coronavirus to combat common misinformation — washingtonpost — 4 December 2020

A better hand-sanitizer against coronavirus than alcohol, and cheaper: why aren't we using it? — fastcompany — 3 December 2020

WHO: HIV services rebounding after pandemic shock — genevasolutions — 2 December 2020

Skiing may not spread coronavirus but slopes still risky, says U.N. — pbs — 30 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Switzerland and the pandemic: Does the economy matter more? (LINK)

Impact

Coronavirus: Russia admits to world’s third-worst death toll, saying fatalities are three times higher than reported — scmp — 29 December 2020

After early success, S. Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis — apnews — 26 December 2020

Over two million cases reported across the African continent — france24 — 25 December 2020

Taiwan reports first local Covid-19 case in more than 250 days — cnn — 22 December 2020

Bangkok hospitals prepare for Covid outbreak: The official number of cases for the past 24 hours in Thailand has now reached 576 — thethaiger — 20 December 2020

Minnesota Senator Jerry Relph dies from COVID-19 after attending large GOP dinner party — salon — 20 December 2020

Coronavirus digest: India's COVID cases cross 10-million mark, though decline since September's peak — dw — 19 December 2020

France’s President Macron tests positive for COVID-19 — apnews — 17 December 2020

Germany enters harder lockdown as virus deaths hit new high — apnews — 16 December 2020

White House security director has part of leg amputated after falling severely ill with COVID-19, fundraiser says — abcnews — 16 December 2020

IUCN decides date for its Congress 2020 at Parc Chanot, Marseille: 3 to 10 September 2021 — iucncongress2020 — 15 December 2020

Italy surpasses UK for worst COVID-19 death toll in Europe — pbs — 13 December 2020

Eswatini (ex Swaziland) Prime Minister, Who Tested Positive for COVID-19, Dies — reuters/usnews — 13 December 2020

Algeria president makes first appearance since COVID hospitalization — dw — 13 December 2020

December EU Travel Restrictions By Country: Christmas Quarantine And Covid-19 Test Requirements — forbes — 13 December 2020

More Americans Have Died From Coronavirus Than in Combat During WWII — newsweek — 10 December 2020

Singapore 'cruise to nowhere' ends after passenger tests positive — bbc — 9 December 2020

Pakistan: Covid patients die due to oxygen shortage in Peshawar — bbc — 7 December 2020

Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for COVID-19, Trump says — abcnews — 7 December 2020

Suhaila Siddiq, surgeon, health minister and trailblazer for Afghan women, dies of COVID-19 complications — washingtonpost — 6 December 2020

UN chief: Vaccine can’t undo damage from global pandemic — apnews — 4 December 2020

CDC Director: U.S. About to Enter Most Difficult Time in Public Health History’ — theglobalherald — 3 December 2020

Former French President Giscard d’Estaing dies of COVID-19 at 94 — aljazeera — 3 December 2020

WHO: HIV services rebounding after pandemic shock — genevasolutions — 2 December 2020

New Orleans swingers event becomes 'superspreader' after 41 test positive for coronavirus — washingtonpost — 2 December 2020

Top race driver Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sakhir GP — espn — 1 December 2020

Response

Spain to keep registry of people who refuse coronavirus vaccine — axios — 29 December 2020

Thailand imposes new restrictions amid coronavirus outbreak — apnews — 29 December 2020

German passengers sue government over €94m COVID repatriation bill — euronews — 28 December 2020

WHO Launches Official Coronavirus App To Provide Credible COVID-19 Updates And Information — mashable — 28 December 2020

Covid tier 3 rules in England: latest restrictions explained — theguardian — 28 December 2020

'Citizen journalist' sentenced to four years for reporting on coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan — france24 — 28 December 2020

EU nations' vaccinations begin as COVID-19 cases surpass 1% of world — upi — 27 December 2020

Latin American countries begin mass Covid-19 vaccinations — france24 — 25 December 2020

GOP blocks $2,000 checks as Trump leaves COVID aid in chaos — apnews — 25 December 2020

People Who Forgo COVID Vaccine Could Be Limited From Using Public Transportation in France — newsweek — 22 December 2020

'I couldn’t be silent': UN whistleblower on WHO Italy report — apnews — 22 December 2020

Florida data scientist who says she was ousted over COVID numbers sues state — nbcnews — 22 December 2020

Netherlands, Panama ban all flights from South Africa over Covid-19 mutation — reuters/straitstimes — 22 December 2020

Coronavirus digest: Dutch government bans UK flights over new virus strain — dw — 20 December 2020

Coronavirus: can China recover from diplomacy missteps made during the pandemic? — souscmprce — 19 December 2020

How China manipulates truth — at scale — propublica — 19 December 2020

WHO was warned of fallout over yanked Italy report — apnews — 19 December 2020

WHO: Vaccine program gets access to nearly 2 billion doses — apnews — 18 December 2020

The Activist Translating Climate Crisis Information Across the Globe — vice — 18 December 2020

She was demoted, doubted and rejected. Now, her work is the basis of the Covid-19 vaccine — cnn — 17 December 2020

Covid: WHO to investigate virus origins in China's Wuhan — bbc — 16 December 2020

How have Thailand and Cambodia kept Covid cases so low? — theguardian — 16 December 2020

Germany enters harder lockdown as virus deaths hit new high — apnews — 16 December 2020

Coronavirus: Sweden's health officials 'misjudged' COVID-19 resurgence, says PM Stefan Lofven — ap/euronews — 15 December 2020

"Netherlands is closing down": PM announces strict, five-week lockdown — axios — 15 December 2020

Historic US coronavirus vaccine campaign begins today. More than 100 million people, or about 30% of the US population, could be immunized by the end of March. — reuters/jpost — 14 December 2020

Switzerland imposes new Covid-19 curfew to stem rising cases — france24 — 12 December 2020

WHO accused of conspiring with Italy to remove damning Covid report — theguardian — 11 December 2020

Thailand is opening its borders to everyone regardless of their country's COVID situation — mashable — 9 December 2020

Ground News Blind Spot Report: 1 in 22 Americans have tested positive for COVID (no right-wing reports) — ground.news — 9 December 2020

Yes, in the U.S. your boss can fire you if you refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine — today — 9 December 2020

A Research and Analysis Webinar: "Covid-19 and Global Value Chains" on 10 December 2020 — wto — 7 December 2020

Russia begins distributing its coronavirus vaccine in Moscow — axios — 5 December 2020

International Law and Border Closures in the Context of Covid-19 — frontiersin — 3 December 2020

"Providing non-custodial alternatives to immigration detention is not only a duty of states under human rights law,11 it is also required to avoid contagion in overcrowded detention centers."

U.S.: Pompeo is hosting holiday parties at the State Department amid coronavirus spikes — cnn — 3 December 2020

Couple arrested for boarding United Airlines flight to Hawaii after testing positive for COVID-19 — usatoday — 3 December 2020

Coronavirus digest: US unveils COVID vaccine rollout plan and more — dw — 2 December 2020

UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for rollout next week — theguardian — 2 December 2020

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration — cnn — 1 December 2020

Economy

UNCTAD: Services sector remains hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, dropping to levels last seen in the 1990s — unctad — 9 December 2020

ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis — ilo — 8 December 2020

A Research and Analysis Webinar: "Covid-19 and Global Value Chains" on 10 December 2020 — wto — 7 December 2020

UN: COVID-19 to worsen poverty in 47 poorest nations — dw — 3 December 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

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