Tagged: COVID-19

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data and...

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Virality Project: Memes, Magnets and Microchips

Six months of monitoring Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine discussions online culminated in The Virality Project’s (VP) recent release of their capstone report: Memes, Magnets and Microchips: Narrative Dynamics Around COVID-19 Vaccines. The document provides a detailed analysis of prominent narratives that emerged during the vaccine rollout, discussing their scope,...

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California SMARTER Plan

The State of California, via their website California for All, has released the new report, “California SMARTER: The Next Phase of California’s COVID-19 Response.” “SMARTER” stands for “Shots, Masks, Awareness, Readiness, Testing, Education and Rx (prescriptions and treatments).” The goals for each of these metrics are: Shots: Capacity to administer...

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Historical Vaccine Rollouts and COVID-19

The Center for Global Development (CGD) published a working paper that reviews the obstacles to developing vaccines and delivering vaccinations, including against COVID-19, in a historical perspective. In COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Rollout in Historical Perspective, authors Amanda Glassman, Charles Kenny, and George Yang review a subset of the steps...

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Global Risks Report 2022

The World Economic Forum has released Global Risks Report 2022. This 17th edition of the Global Risks Report identifies conflicting trajectories between countries and the risks they pose on individuals, governments, and businesses. COVID-19 continues into 2022 as a critical threat to public health and global economics- “Risks to economic...

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The Conspiracy Consortium: COVID-19 and Right-Wing Extremism

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), founded in 2006, investigates and responds to the rise of polarization and extremism around the world. This paper focuses on the development of conspiracy theories, misinformation, and the resulting violent consequences of these threats, with concentrated focus on the role that right-wing extremism plays...