Think Tanks

Think Tanks
Brookings [to 11 Dec 2021]
Accessed 11 Dec 2021
Up Front
What we can learn from Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination of children
Oren Heller, Yaniv Shlomo, and Michal Grinstein-Weiss
Friday, December 10, 2021
A study conducted by the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis shows that among surveyed parents in Israel, only 37 percent intended to vaccinate their child (aged 5-11) against COVID-19 when the option became available, while 23 percent of parents were undecided and 40 percent had no intention to vaccinate their children.
The study was conducted November 3-8, 2021, among a representative sample of Israeli parents of children aged 5-11 (N = 912)…
Center for Global Development [to 11 Dec 2021]
Accessed 11 Dec 2021
Applications of Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics in Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Translating Models into Policy Action

The Updated International Health Regulations Need Better Rules for Travel Restrictions
December 9, 2021
The last week has demonstrated the level of security theatre that has often been involved with travel bans put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. But heavy travel restrictions have played a role in the strategies of some of the countries that have most successfully battled the pandemic. As part of an effort to strengthen the International Health Regulations, the World Health Organization (WHO) should propose approaches that will limit travel restrictions to where they are most likely to be effective and design them to be minimally disruptive.
Charles Kenny

We Should Prepare for an Omicron COVID-19 Wave by Prioritising Cost-Effective Essential Emergency Critical Care Now
December 6, 2021
Hiral Anil Shah et al.
Chatham House [to 11 Dec 2021]
Accessed 11 Dec 2021
Covid’s solidarity failure
Pledges of ‘vaccines for everyone’ may have gone unfulfilled but the case for universal health reforms is gaining ground, writes Rob Yates
The World Today
3 December 2021


Accessed 11 Dec 2021
Upcoming Event
The Road to the 2022 Summit of the Americas: Vaccine Diplomacy and Engagement
December 14, 2021


Kaiser Family Foundation
Accessed 11 Dec 2021
December 10, 2021 News Release
Health Employment Continues Slow Recovery Since the Beginning of the Pandemic
Unlike past recessions, the health sector saw a big drop in employment in early 2020 similar to other sectors as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the nation’s economy and remains below expected employment levels through November 2021, a new KFF chart collection shows. The chart collection takes a…

December 9, 2021 News Release
Half of Parents of Adolescents 12-17 Say Their Child Has Gotten a COVID-19 Vaccine, though Uptake Has Slowed; 16% of Parents of 5-11 Year-olds Say Their Child Has Gotten a Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine uptake among adolescents ages 12-17 has slowed after an initial wave of enthusiasm over the summer, with half (49%) of parents saying their adolescent has received at least one dose, a new KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor report reveals. The share is little changed since earlier in the fall.…

December 8, 2021 News Release
Following an Early Period of High Demand, Vaccination for Children Ages 5-11 Has Significantly Slowed
As of December 5, 16.7% of 5-11 year-olds had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose with 4.3% of children reaching full vaccination, according to a new KFF analysis. After a short period of high demand, the rate of new vaccinations slowed significantly leading into the Thanksgiving holiday and has…
ODI [Overseas Development Institute] [to 11 Dec 2021]
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