Think Tanks et al

Think Tanks et al

Accessed 20 Mar 2021
Brown Center Chalkboard
Coronavirus and schools: Reflections on education one year into the pandemic
Daphna Bassok, Lauren Bauer, Stephanie Riegg Cellini, Helen Shwe Hadani, Michael Hansen, Douglas N. Harris, Brad Olsen, Richard V. Reeves, Jon Valant, and Kenneth K. Wong
Friday, March 12, 2021
Center for Global Development [to 20 Mar 2021]
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Chatham House [to 20 Mar 2021]
Accessed 20 Mar 2021
Brussels Silent on Vaccinating Undocumented Migrants
Often working in frontline jobs, and therefore among those most exposed to and likely to transmit COVID-19, undocumented migrants are also the least protected.
Expert Comment
Anna Iasmi Vallianatou Stavros Niarchos Foundation Academy Fellow, Europe Programme
Emily Venturi Schwarzman Academy Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme

Sophie Zinser Schwarzman Academy Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme and Middle East North Africa Programme
16 March 2021
During the last few weeks, the European Union (EU) has been widely criticized for its ‘failed’ vaccination strategy. But with all the focus on the general slowness of the EU in vaccinating the populations of its member states, another aspect of the EU’s public health crisis has been ignored.
Undocumented persons are being left out of COVID-19 national vaccination programmes and Brussels remains alarmingly silent about it. This should come as no surprise as migration is a toxic issue and governments in EU countries are now under immense pressure to vaccinate their own citizens as soon as possible.
Undocumented migrants are the least protected, but similar challenges extend to individuals without residence or secure legal status, such as asylum seekers, homeless, and Roma people – making the true number of people being left behind much higher
But the race towards herd immunity cannot afford the luxury of another EU standstill. It is past time for member states and EU institutions to unequivocally include all who reside within EU territories in their pandemic responses, irrespective of legal status…

Accessed 20 Mar 2021
Upcoming Event
Africa’s Global Reset: Foreign Relations in a Post-Pandemic Era
March 23, 2021

Podcast Episode
John Nkengasong of Africa CDC On Learning From the Pandemics of the Past
March 18, 2021 | By Katherine E. Bliss, J. Stephen Morrison


Kaiser Family Foundation
Accessed 20 Mar 2021
March 19, 2021 News Release
KFF/Post Survey of Frontline Health Care Workers Finds Nearly Half Remain Unvaccinated
As of early March, just over half (52%) of frontline health care workers say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, leaving 48% who have not, a new KFF/The Washington Post national survey of health care workers finds. Most who work in hospitals (66%) and outpatient…

March 11, 2021 News Release
KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBT People
The latest report from the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and finds that larger shares of LGBT adults report economic losses and mental health struggles than their non-LGBT counterparts. Based on data gathered on…
Urban Institute [to 20 Mar 2021]
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World Economic Forum [to 20 Mar 2021]
Top electronics brands and global organizations launch first private sector alliance for circular electronics
News 18 Mar 2021
· The World Economic Forum convened a special dialogue with Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly and more than 80 business leaders from around the world
· The virtual session offered participants an insight into Egypt’s post-COVID-19 strategic priorities and structural reforms