It was the year of vaccines, Delta… and now Omicron. How can public policy help us as we approach the third year of the pandemic? Ros Taylor, editor of LSE COVID-19, highlights ten posts from 2021 that shed light on the dilemmas policymakers face.
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Billions of jabs have been administered, but overwhelmingly in richer countries. Why hasn’t COVAX been able to vaccinate more of the Global South?
How the TRIPS waiver would free Global South countries to manufacture their own mRNA jabs
Why some Ugandans are reluctant to be vaccinated
COVID: blowing apart assumptions about how the economy can (and should) be managed
More lockdowns or restrictions look painfully likely. But what motivates people to obey the law when it is mostly unenforceable?
School and care closures place an enormous burden on women – but policymakers have barely acknowledged it
WFH is often comfortable for the middle classes, but it doesn’t pull people out of poverty
More than ever, we need the rich to pay their taxes. Creating a sense of mutual obligation can achieve that
Some predicted that the pandemic meant the end of the austerity era. Don’t be so sure
Once again, SAGE’s deliberations are under scrutiny. What principles should the government follow when acting on models?
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