Briefings

COVID-19 Briefing: Changing of the Guard: U.S. COVID-19 Response

“What we’re inheriting is so much worse than we could have imagined.” Jeffrey Zients, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator On Tuesday, January 26, the world recorded a staggering 100 million cases of COVID-19 – a figure once considered unfathomable. The number of people infected, ill, and dying continues to grow as countries around the ...

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COVID-19 Briefing: Vaccines don’t save lives. Vaccinations save lives.

“We can start approaching some form of normality, but it’s really going to be dependent on the uptake of vaccines.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases As we enter the new year, optimism is increasing that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is within our reach. Nearly 70 vaccines ...

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COVID-19 Briefing: U.S. Leadership Changes and Global Implications for COVID-19

“We might be tired of COVID-19. But it is not tired of us. It pays no heed to political rhetoric or conspiracy theories. Our only hope is science, solutions, and solidarity.” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) November has been a tumultuous month on the international stage. With cases of COVID-19 rising exponentially ...

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COVID-19 Briefing: COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

World Mental Health Day was Saturday, October 10 – a reminder that mental and emotional well-being are as important as physical health. This message is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has fueled anxiety and depression across the globe. Regrettably, “COVID-19 has interrupted essential mental health services around the world just when they’re ...

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COVID-19 Briefing: UNGA During the Pandemic

“Responsible leadership matters. Science matters. Cooperation matters—and misinformation kills.” António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), held virtually for the first time, closed this week. Questions remain about how countries can support a global effort to improve the well-being of people around the world. With the COVID-19 ...

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