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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

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

Science

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 — newsy — 31 January 2021

Transmission of coronavirus in schools can be limited if kids mask up, study suggests — cnn — 30 January 2021

German government debunks reports of only 8% vaccine efficacy for elderly — fullfact — 29 January 2021

Fauci endorses double-masking as highly contagious COVID-19 variant appears in Washington — kiro7 — 25 January 2021

Covid variant found in UK may be more deadly than others, says Boris Johnson — cnn — 22 January 2021

7 of the biggest coronavirus vaccine myths busted by experts — cnbc — 21 January 2021

Talking can spread Covid as much as coughing, says research — theguardian — 20 January 2021

California warns against using a batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines after allergic reactions — latimes — 18 January 2021

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream — apnews — 17 January 2021

Norway: Fatalities After Pfizer's COVID-19 Shots Among Elderly People Rise To 29 — republicworld — 17 January 2021

COVID-19 exposure on flights is more common than you think. The US doesn't share details, but Canada does — usatoday — 15 January 2021

Eight gorillas at San Diego zoo have tested positive for coronavirus — euronews — 12 January 2021

Long COVID: Most patients still had at least one symptom six months on, Chinese study says — euronews — 11 January 2021

Swiss School Closures Cut Covid Spread: Study — afp/barrons — 10 January 2021

Impact

UK's Captain Tom hospitalized for virus he raised money to fight — apnews — 31 January 2021

'Vaccine nationalism' could cost global economy $9.2 trillion — cgtn — 26 January 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is The Highest Paid Employee In The Entire U.S. Federal Government — forbes — 25 January 2021

10 Billionaires Made Enough Money During The Pandemic To Vaccinate The Entire World — huffpost — 24 January 2021

Swiss doctors can no longer order COVID vaccines because of shortages, Health Minister tells regional newspaper (French only) — lenouvelliste — 23 January 2021

Zimbabwe’s foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence — apnews — 20 January 2021

More than 60% of all US Covid-19 cases were reported since Election Day. Now experts warn a variant could further fuel spread — cnn — 18 January 2021

Ireland had one of the lowest coronavirus rates in Europe. It’s now highest in the world — washingtonpost — 12 January 2021

U.S. tops 21 million COVID-19 cases with record hospitalizations as states ramp up vaccinations — reuters — 6 January 2021

U.S. coronavirus cases eclipse 20 million: less than 2 months after 10 million — politico — 1 January 2021

Response

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

Millions in vaccine research funds went instead for unrelated office expenses, HHS inspector general says — cnn — 28 January 2021

Netherlands rocked by third night of rioting over COVID curfew. At least 150 arrested — aljazeera — 26 January 2021

Israel 'closes skies' to air travel to prevent spread of Covid-19 variants — france24 — 25 January 2021

EU nations announce new restrictions on nonessential travel — dw — 23 January 2021

Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in city's first Covid lockdown — theguardian — 23 January 2021

Biden warns US Covid-19 toll could surpass 600,000, urges Congress rescue plan approval — france24 — 23 January 2021

WHO: Poorer nations to get first 40 million vaccines next month — dw — 22 January 2021

France to keep ski lifts shut due to Covid-19, in blow to winter sports tourism — france24 — 20 January 2021

Panel finds world not prepared for COVID-19; China, WHO acted too slowly — upi — 19 January 2021

World on the brink of 'catastrophic moral failure' due to unfair vaccine rollouts, WHO chief says — cnbc — 18 January 2021

Swiss Ski Resort St Moritz Quarantines Hotels, Shuts Schools to Contain COVID Variant — usnews — 18 January 2021

China builds hospital in 5 days after virus surge — dw — 16 January 2021

WHO team arrives in Wuhan as China reports first Covid-19 death since May — france24 — 14 January 2021

As US coronavirus deaths hit record high, all arrivals will now need a negative test result — afp/scmp — 13 January 2021

Prosecutor: Wisconsin pharmacist who destroyed vaccines believed they would mutate DNA — apnews — 5 January 2021

France says thousands have received Covid-19 vaccinations after slow start — france24 — 4 January 2021

Food, drink banned on domestic Thai flights to keep passengers masked — upi — 1 January 2021

Economy

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

ILO warns of ‘lost lockdown generation’ — aljazeera — 25 January 2021

An 'aggressive' fight over containers is causing shipping costs to rocket by 300% — cnbc — 25 January 2021

Global Investment Down 42% In 2020, Further Weakness Expected In 2021 (PDF) — unctad — 24 January 2021

China enters 2021 on rebound after recording lowest economic growth in 40 years — france24 — 18 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

2020 postings