Bruegel Annual Meetings, Day 1- How do we exit the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure the world of tomorrow is less vulnerable to future pandemics?
COVID-19 has reinforced traditional vaccine production patterns, but the global vaccine trade has changed considerably.
Europe has already made a significant financial contribution to beating the pandemic, now it has the oppurtunity and moral responsibility to do more.
How can we better prepare for future pandemics? In this event, co-hosted by the Center for Global Development and Bruegel think tanks, speakers will present "A Global Deal for Our Pandemic Age", a report of the G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
European countries must do more to tackle the vaccine uptake gap. Vaccination data should be published at the maximum granularity level so researchers and local decision-makers can monitor progress.
Report of the G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
Leaders with science training have not outperformed other leaders in terms of their countries’ coronavirus responses - nor have women or populists.
Escape variants can cause new waves of COVID-19 and put vaccination strategies at risk. To prevent or delay the global spread of these waves, virus mobility needs to be minimised through screening and testing strategies, which should also cover vaccinated people. The costs of these strategies are minimal compared to the costs to health, society and economy from another wave.
The rocky start to the European Union’s vaccination rollout has allowed Moscow and Beijing to score political points in the Balkans and Central and Eastern Europe.
How can we ensure a worldwide balanced and inclusive recovery from the Covid pandemic?
Progress has been made, but more progress is needed.
We see three main economic implications of a scenario of recurrent outbreaks: lasting border restrictions, repeated lockdowns and enduring effects on the composition of both supply and demand. We explore each of these implications in turn.