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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and invigorating, because that oh-so familiar routine of online calls and deadlines has predictably returned. But what can you do? Somehow, the world keeps spinning, despite conspiracy theories. So to give it a little push in the right direction, we are brewing cups of stimulation. Our choice today is cinnamon mocha, which we like to think is a sophisticated favorite. Well, whatever. Meanwhile, here are a few tidbits for you to consume. We hope your day goes well, and, as always, please do stay in touch. …

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, plans to run for a second five-year term as the head of the agency, according to STAT, setting up a referendum on the WHO’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic under his leadership. It is unclear at this point whether others will emerge to challenge the 56-year-old from Ethiopia, who made history in 2017 when he became the first African elected to the WHO’s top job. WHO director-generals may only serve two five-year terms, and must be elected each time.

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