Think Tanks et al

Think Tanks et al
 
 
Brookings [to 7 Aug 2021]
http://www.brookings.edu/
FixGov
Vaccine mandates are more popular than you think
William A. Galston
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Interactive
COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the Middle East and North Africa
Paul Dyer, Isaac Schaider, and Andrew Letzkus
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
 
 
Center for Global Development [to 7 Aug 2021]
http://www.cgdev.org/page/press-center
Publications
Better Together: Exploring the Role of Pooled Procurement in Improving Access to Medicines amid COVID-19
August 2, 2021
Access to safe, effective, and affordable essential medicines is an integral global health goal, and all the more important during a public health emergency like COVID-19. Supply chain inefficiencies, procurement capacity constraints, and financial difficulties impede access to affordable, quality medicines; crises exacerbate these issues.
Julia Kaufman, Morgan Pincombe and Javier Guzman

The US Is Losing the Global War Against COVID-19—And That Is a National Security Issue
July 28, 2021
“The fight against COVID-19 is a global war but policymakers are not behaving accordingly. As a result… the scars will haunt our international relations for years to come.”
Masood Ahmed
 
 
Chatham House [to 7 Aug 2021]
https://www.chathamhouse.org/
Accessed 7 Aug 2021
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CSIS
https://www.csis.org/
Accessed 7 Aug 2021
Podcast Episode
Chris Murray, IHME: “A Very Awkward Situation”
August 6, 2021 | By J. Stephen Morrison
Chris Murray, director of IHME, joined our podcast once again, at this major moment of reset of expectations – of our ability to control the pandemic, of policy decisions, data gaps, political attitudes and behavior, hitting the wall of hesitancy and refusal to vaccinate, and public confusion. We cover the full gamut: the forecast for the fall surge, missteps on masking, the need for greater transparency in data, and how much room exists to overcome resistance to vaccines.

Transcript
A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the Antiviral Program for Pandemics
August 3, 2021

Report
U.S. Emergency Plan for Global Covid-19 Relief: Urgent Action to End the Pandemic Globally and Accelerate U.S. Recovery and Security
August 3, 2021

Podcast Episode
China’s Global Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation with Dr. Yanzhong Huang
August 3, 2021 | By Bonny Lin

 
 

Kaiser Family Foundation
https://www.kff.org/search/?post_type=press-release
August 4, 2021 News Release
Most Unvaccinated Adults Don’t Believe the Vaccines are Very Effective and See the Vaccines as a Greater Health Risk than COVID-19 Itself
Vaccinated Adults Are Nearly Twice as Likely as Unvaccinated Ones to Worry that New Variants Like Delta Will Worsen the Pandemic Nationally and Locally As public health officials struggle to boost vaccination rates nationally, the latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor reports that a narrow majority (53%) of unvaccinated adults believe…

August 2, 2021 News Release
Once Common, COVID-19 Deaths in Long-Term Care Were Rare across Most States in June
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, residents and staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities accounted for a huge share of COVID deaths, but a new KFF analysis finds that they were relatively rare events across the country in June. The analysis finds that 13 states and the District…

July 30, 2021 News Release
COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Are Extremely Rare, According to KFF State Data Analysis
As COVID-19 cases increase along with spread of the more transmissible Delta variant, the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines continues to be an important topic. A new KFF analysis looks at COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough cases,” when fully vaccinated individuals become infected, as well as hospitalizations and deaths, to see which states…