Think Tanks et al

Think Tanks et al

Accessed 10 Apr 2021
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Center for Global Development [to 10 Apr 2021]
One Year Later: How Africa is Tackling the Pandemic and Preparing for a Post-COVID World
While the COVID-19 pandemic has setback development outcomes across the globe, Africa has felt the economic effects of the pandemic strongly. COVID-19 pushed about 30 million Africans into extreme poverty, with vulnerable groups disproportionately impacted, and the continent experienced its first recession in half a century. Fiscal deficits have reached historic highs, and the debt-to-GDP ratio Africa is expected to increase significantly to over 70 percent in 2021 from 60 percent in 2019, raising concerns of debt sustainability. At the same time, outcomes in education, routine vaccination, and equality have suffered.

April 5, 2021
A New IMF Pandemic Window Could Provide $30 Billion to Finance Vaccines for Developing Countries
While those lucky enough to live in the United States or Europe fret about the extra weeks before their vaccine jab is scheduled, 6 billion people in developing countries will need to wait months, if not years. COVID-19 vaccine production lags far behind demand, and one reason why developing countries find themselves at the back of the queue is that they were unable collectively to make the firm financial offers for advance purchases when these vaccines were still in the making.
Masood Ahmed, John Hicklin and Hannah Brown

Vaccine Financing: How a Redesigned IMF Instrument Can Provide a Shot in the Arm for the Global Pandemic Response
A new IMF rapid credit window could provide some $30 billion to cover the vaccine financing needs for most developing countries through 2021-22. The mechanism would facilitate collective action to negotiate increased production, the main obstacle to achieving vaccine coverage and rectifying the gross inequities in current distribution. It would remain in place for future global pandemic responses.

April 5, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate: Will the US Catch Up with the Rest of the World?
As economies start opening up, the COVID Vaccine Certificate is increasingly becoming a ticket to return to normality, lifting restrictions on work, travel and leisure. Because of the formidable constraints, any US path to a CVC should start with a light touch.
Alan Gelb and Anit Mukherjee
Chatham House [to 10 Apr 2021]
Accessed 10 Apr 2021
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Accessed 10 Apr 2021
On-Demand Event
Trusting a Covid-19 Vaccine: What’s Next?
April 9, 2021

Kaiser Family Foundation
Accessed 10 Apr 2021
April 9, 2021 News Release
Vaccine Monitor: More than Half of Rural Residents Have Gotten a COVID-19 Vaccine or Intend to Do So as Soon as Possible
More than half (54%) of rural adults say they have already gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or will do so as soon as possible, as rural residents report less issues with both supply and access than those living in urban and suburban areas, according to a…

April 7, 2021 News Release
Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
As the vaccine rollout continues across the country, a key question is whether and how far governments and employers can go to require the public and workers to get vaccinated. Our new issue brief explains the legal basis for vaccine mandates and what limitations might apply.

April 6, 2021 News Release
KFF/Post Survey Reveals the Serious Mental Health Challenges Facing Frontline Health Care Workers a Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic
About 1 in 6 Tested Positive for COVID-19, though Few Experienced Major Symptoms; Those Working in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities Most Likely to Report Testing Positive More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of frontline health care workers say the crisis is taking a toll…
World Economic Forum [to 10 Apr 2021]
Accessed 10 Apr 2021
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