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The COVID-19 Crisis

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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Lessons from Lower-Income Countries’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

    Ann Lindstrand, et al. show how innovative and tailored strategies increased immunization coverage in hard-to-reach communities.
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    Pandemic or Not, Medical Oxygen Remains Essential

    Peter Sands touts recent efforts to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have access to a life-saving tool.
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    Zero-COVID’s Long Tail

    Nancy Qian considers the lasting economic and social effects of China’s three years of draconian lockdowns.
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    To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Follow the Science

    Marisa Peyre, et al. outline several steps policymakers can take to restore trust in expertise and increase transparency.
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    Unlocking Health Technology’s Potential for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains how to ensure more equitable global access to critical innovations like mRNA vaccines.
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    Pandemic Preparedness Cannot Wait

    José Manuel Barroso proposes practical steps to prepare for the next infectious outbreak while waiting on multilateral solutions.
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    What Pandemic Preparedness Would Look Like

    Joseph E. Stiglitz explains what governments need to do to demonstrate that they are taking the threat seriously.
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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