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SUNS # 9105 Wednesday 22 April 2020

COVID-19 : WHO had been warning from day one, says DG (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been warning about the novel coronavirus (and the disease it causes in humans) from day one, and nothing had been hidden from the United States, the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asserted on Monday.

COVID-19 : Trade policy choices during and after pandemic (PRIV)
(Ranja Sengupta, New Delhi)
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus, has now unleashed its destructive force across the world and countries are reeling.

COVID-19 : Brazil's Bolsonaro trumps Trump (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 21 Apr (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro appointed medical entrepreneur Nelson Teich his new health minister on 17 April. The businessman quickly echoed his boss' desire to resume business as usual regardless of its potentially lethal consequences.

Pacific Islands : How some women are responding to climate change (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney)
Sitting atop a banyan tree branch, Fiona Robyn had a cell phone tightly clasped in her fist raised high to get a signal.

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