Think Tanks et al

Think Tanks et al

Accessed 8 May 2021
Future Development
How AI-powered poverty maps can increase equity in the COVID-19 response
Laura McGorman, Guanghua Chi, and Han Fang
Friday, May 7, 2021

Future Development
How big of a vaccine surplus will the US have?
Simon J. Evenett
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Center for Global Development [to 8 May 2021]
May 7, 2021
IP and COVID-19 Vaccines: Unpacking a Fraught Debate
The United States made waves earlier this week when it backed a request—originally proposed by South Africa and India, and now supported by over 100 countries—to temporarily waive international intellectual property (IP) protections on COVID-19 vaccines and other health technologies
Rachel Silverman

Time to Create the President’s Emergency Plan for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (PEPPPR)
May 5, 2021
In 2003, an estimated 3 million people died of HIV/AIDS globally. In May of that year, galvanized by the growing number of preventable deaths given the availability of an effective medicine, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief—PEPFAR—was signed into law.
Amanda Glassman

Expanding Vaccine Access and Humanitarian Financing Should Be Urgent Objectives for the World Bank and IMF
May 4, 2021
Shortly before the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, we set out how they could be a turning point in addressing the consequences of the pandemic.
Masood Ahmed and Mark Lowcock

How Biden Can End “Vaccine Apartheid”
May 3, 2021
Building on spectacular scientific achievements, the rich world’s vaccine response to the pandemic within its borders has been (with notable exceptions) commendable. But the response of the international community has been mystifyingly myopic and unconscionably delinquent. We’re headed toward global “vaccine apartheid.” Visibly leading the charge to vaccinate the world, with significant political and financial commitments, offers the US the chance to regain considerable soft power.
Justin Sandefur and Arvind Subramanian
Chatham House [to 8 May 2021]
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Upcoming Event
Building Resilience: Primary Health Care and Immunizations in the Covid-19 Context
May 18, 2021

Upcoming Event
Preventing the Next Pandemic: A Conversation with Peter J. Hotez
May 12, 2021

Why Vaccine Confidence Matters to National Security
May 7, 2021 | By Katherine E. Bliss, J. Stephen Morrison, Heidi J. Larson

International Financial Institutions’ Covid-19 Approvals through Q1 2021 Surpass $260 Billion
May 4, 2021 | By Stephanie Segal, Dylan Gerstel


Kaiser Family Foundation
Accessed 8 May 2021
May 6, 2021 News Release
Vaccine Monitor: Eagerness to Get Vaccinated Begins to Level Off as Most People Who Want a Vaccine Have Gotten One; But Republicans Show Biggest Shift Toward Vaccination
Parents’ Eagerness for Their Children to Get Vaccinated Mirrors Their Own Intentions, with 3 in 10 Ready to Vaccinate Their Children as Soon as It’s Available Most adults (56%) nationally say they have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and few (9%) say they haven’t but want…

May 4, 2021 News Release
Which States are Hitting the COVID-19 Vaccine Tipping Point?
As of April 19, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opened up to adults in all states, leaving many to wonder when supply will surpass vaccine demand. A recent brief examined when COVID-19 vaccine supply might outstrip demand in the U.S. nationally, estimating that the U.S. will reach this point within a few…

Rand [to 8 May 2021]
Selected Research Reports, Featured Journal Articles
Research Brief
Promising Practices from Law Enforcement’s COVID-19 Response: Protecting the Public
This brief highlights the challenges that the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic posed for law enforcement agencies, how they adapted to those challenges, and a discussion of which adaptations might hold promise after the pandemic.
Apr 30, 2021
Brian A. Jackson, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Dulani Woods, Duren Banks, Sean E. Goodison, Joe Russo, Jeremy D. Barnum, Camille Gourdet, Lynn Langton, Michael G. Planty, Shoshana R. Shelton, Siara I. Sitar, Amanda R. Witwer

Research Brief
Promising Practices from the Institutional Corrections System’s COVID-19 Response: Managing Safety and Security on the Inside
This brief highlights the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic created, shows how corrections agencies adapted to the challenges, describes which adaptations may hold promise, and provides evaluations to demonstrate the efficacy of such adaptations.
Apr 30, 2021
Brian A. Jackson, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Dulani Woods, Duren Banks, Sean E. Goodison, Joe Russo, Jeremy D. Barnum, Camille Gourdet, Lynn Langton, Michael G. Planty, Shoshana R. Shelton, Siara I. Sitar, Amanda R. Witwer

Messaging Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19 Through Vaccination and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions
This Perspective addresses matching the message, the audience, and the sender in encouraging people to get a COVID-19 vaccine and discusses how to deal with misinformation.
Apr 30, 2021
Luke J. Matthews, Andrew M. Parker, Monique Martineau, Courtney A. Gidengil, Christine Chen, Jeanne S. Ringel

Detecting Conspiracy Theories on Social Media: Improving Machine Learning to Detect and Understand Online Conspiracy Theories
Using linguistic and rhetorical theory, researchers developed an improved model of machine-learning technology to detect conspiracy theory language. This report describes the results and suggests ways to counter effects of online conspiracy theories.
Apr 29, 2021
William Marcellino, Todd C. Helmus, Joshua Kerrigan, Hilary Reininger, Rouslan I. Karimov, Rebecca Ann Lawrence

Superspreaders of Malign and Subversive Information on COVID-19: Russian and Chinese Efforts Targeting the United States
This report, part of the Truth Decay initiative, is one in a series describing malign and subversive information efforts related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that Russian and Chinese outlets appear to have used to target U.S. audiences.
Apr 29, 2021
Miriam Matthews, Katya Migacheva, Ryan Andrew Brown