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COVAX Phase II challenges and opportunities: Lessons from simulated negotiations

COVAX Phase II challenges and opportunities: Lessons from simulated negotiations

The United Kingdom has vaccinated nearly 90% of their adult population, while less than 2% of populations in low-income countries have received at least one dose. This dire picture reveals an urgent need for global cooperation. COVAX is an international initiative – jointly led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the […]

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

A nudge towards the vaccine

A nudge towards the vaccine

Since the beginning of the year, one topic has dominated the conversation  – the coronavirus vaccines. Who’s getting them? Why are they getting them? And, how can we ‘nudge’ hesitant people to get them? In the past term, the class of Applied Behavioural Science for Public Policy (part of our […]

by × 15 June 2021 ×

Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

A mid summer night’s nightmare: the second wave of COVID-19 in India and why nobody is surprised

A mid summer night’s nightmare: the second wave of COVID-19 in India and why nobody is surprised

I am into the second month of self-imposed isolation at home to escape from the hell outside called the second wave of COVID-19 in India. Grappling with despair, grief and anxiety, I cut cable connection and stopped reading newspapers to avoid seeing the horrendous images of stacked dead bodies in hospital lobbies, corpses floating down the river and collapsed people battling for breath on the streets.

by × 01 June 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Image by Wilfried Pohnke from Pixabay

Words of wisdom from COVID-19 experts around the world

Not everyone knows that behind the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, there are hundreds of trained volunteers contributing from all around the world. They all meet virtually every Thursday and during these calls, we hear directly from influential guest speakers – here are our top takeaways from these sessions.

by × 19 May 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

International travel restrictions: a snapshot of policies across 17 countries

International travel restrictions: a snapshot of policies across 17 countries

Looking to board a flight? With travel landscapes constantly reshaped by changing conditions, like Europe’s third wave and increasing vaccine rollout, understanding the similarities and differences across travel policies is critical.

by × 28 April 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Germany and COVID vaccines: too cautious?

Germany and COVID vaccines: too cautious?

Many wonder why Germany didn’t weigh the harms of vaccine delay more heavily before limiting use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. What frameworks from moral philosophy are relevant?

by × 07 April 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

With a fourth wave looming, many US states are dropping pandemic policy measures

March was a big month for COVID-19 policies in the US. The one-year anniversary of the pandemic was marked by vaccination rollouts, the settling in of new federal leadership, and—in some states—the dramatic loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. More than ten states announced the lifting of various existing restrictions in the […]

by × 30 March 2021 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law, Health, welfare and well-being

The green shoots of COVID solidarity

The green shoots of COVID solidarity

Rich-country governments must now donate COVID-19 vaccines immediately to vulnerable countries, contribute more to international initiatives to ensure a genuinely global rollout, and work with pharmaceutical firms to deliver more transparent, non-exclusive licensing deals. Only this level of solidarity can restore global growth. In a recent letter to her G20 […]

by × 26 March 2021 ×