Think Tanks et al

Think Tanks et al
Brookings [to 21 Aug 21]
A proposal for long-term COVID-19 control
Universal vaccination, prophylactic drugs, rigorous mitigation, and international cooperation

William A. Haseltine
Friday, August 20, 2021
…In this paper, I propose a multimodal strategy for long-term COVID control, one that sets up multiple barriers of protection so that we are able to not only contain SARS-CoV-2 and eliminate COVID-19 as a major life-threatening disease, but also return to a new social and economic life. The strategy uses the best of what we have on hand today—a rapidly growing arsenal of vaccines and antiviral drugs and public health measures— with an eye towards future improvements and developments…
Center for Global Development [to 21 Aug 21]
The Challenge of Reallocating SDRs: A Primer
August 18, 2021
The approval of a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the first effort to deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on a global level. The purpose of this note is to reframe the concept of SDRs and then to outline in broad the types of proposals that have been mooted as a basis for more detailed work over the coming months.

Retooling UNICEF: New Leadership Needs to Couple Humanitarian Imperatives with Systems Reform
August 16, 2021
UNICEF’s Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, recently announced that she will step down from her position. With a change in leadership imminent, we consider the organization’s dual imperative: to protect children during humanitarian crises – including the current COVID-19 crisis-, and to shift from direct service delivery towards support for systems and policies that will drive sustainable improvements in child well-being today and tomorrow.
Amanda Glassman and Sudhanshu Handa
Chatham House [to 21 Aug 21]
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Accessed 21 Aug 21
Podcast Episode
Insuring Quality Vaccines during a Global Pandemic
August 19, 2021 | By Katherine E. Bliss

Kaiser Family Foundation
August 19, 2021 News Release
Four in Ten Parents of School-Aged Children Say a Child Fell Behind Academically Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Four in Ten Parents Say Someone in Their Household Left a Job or Worked Fewer Hours to Care for Their Children, Including Higher Shares of Black, Hispanic, and Lower-income Parents As a result of the pandemic, about four in ten (39%) parents of school-aged children (ages 5-17) say at least…