Think Tanks et al
Accessed 17 Jul 2021
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Center for Global Development [to 17 Jul 2021]
What’s Next? Predicting The Frequency and Scale of Future Pandemics
Amid a pandemic, it is difficult to consider preparing for the next one, especially when there is no certainty about its timing. COVID-19 is broadly viewed as being a “once in a lifetime” or “once in a century” pandemic; unfortunately, that is not accurate. But what is the actual return time to a future pandemic threat, and how can we ensure that the world is prepared next time?
World Leaders: It Is Time for New Global Funding to Keep the World Safer from Pandemics
July 15, 2021
This past weekend, the High-Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response delivered a stark warning in its report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Venice: With the near certainty of an even more deadly and costly pandemic than COVID-19 occurring within the next decade, the clock is ticking to ramp up investments in international preparedness.
Amanda Glassman and Carolyn Reynolds
Chatham House [to 17 Jul 2021]
Accessed 17 Jul 2021
Solidarity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Has the world worked together to tackle the coronavirus?
14 July 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78413 481 5
It has frequently been stated during the COVID-19 pandemic that ‘no one is safe until we are all safe’. This is most commonly talked of between nations, but, importantly, it also applies within countries.
Besides the elderly, the pandemic has disproportionately affected the disadvantaged, the poor, the vulnerable, minorities, migrants and other neglected and marginalized groups, in all societies. It has been prolonged by the failure in many countries to adequately support and protect these groups. Where solidarity has been weak, inequities have widened, and effective responses to the pandemic have been frustrated.
This research paper assesses how the global community has responded to calls for greater solidarity in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and presents the insights of key stakeholders and experts in global health governance, health security, and pandemic preparedness and response. The authors examine the state of solidarity at global, regional and national levels, and present case studies on COVAX and on the EU’s turbulent journey through solidarity.
Kaiser Family Foundation
July 16, 2021 News Release
KFF/UNAIDS Analysis Finds That While Donor Government Spending on HIV Increased in 2020, Future Funding is Uncertain with COVID-19 Challenges
A new report from KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) and The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) finds that donor government disbursements to combat HIV in low- and middle-income countries increased by US$377 million in 2020, reaching US$8.2 billion in 2020 compared to US$7.8 billion in 2019. Donor government funding…
July 13, 2021 News Release
Vaccine Monitor: Some Who Were Hesitant to Get a Vaccine in January Say They Changed Their Mind Because of Family, Friends and Their Personal Doctors
A new KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor report finds that people who were initially hesitant to get a vaccine in January but ultimately did so often say that family, friends and their personal doctors helped change their minds. The report features a second round of interviews with a nationally representative sample…