Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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As the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic intensifies and some highly infectious new mutations of the virus spread, a growing number of countries have increased restrictions on travel and some lockdowns have been intensified. Whilst a series of vaccines are progressively gaining official approval, and their roll-out has started, pharmaceutical companies struggle with production capacity issues, the effectiveness of the vaccines on mutations is still uncertain, and a broader debate is opening up on the global fairness of vaccine distribution beyond the ‘first’ world.

This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from international think tanks on the coronavirus and related issues. More studies on the topics can be found in a previous edition in this series, published in December 2020.

How to increase vaccination and mask-wearing to defeat Covid-19
Brookings Institution, January 2021

The secret sauce behind Israel’s successful Covid-19 vaccination program
Brookings Institution, January 2021

The human costs of the pandemic: Is it time to prioritize well-being?
Brookings Institution, November 2020

Covid-19: How can we get it under control in 2021?
Friends of Europe, January 2021

Same storm: Different boats – The impact of Covid-19 on Europe’s shadow economy
Friends of Europe, December 2020

Dossier d’actualité sur la Covid-19
Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, January 2021

Corporate insolvencies during Covid-19: Keeping calm before the storm
Bruegel, January 2021

When the future changes the past: Fiscal indicator revisions
Bruegel, January 2021

Happy New Year?
Bruegel, December 2020

Monetary policy in the times of corona: Many unknown unknowns
Bruegel, December 2020

Covid-19 has widened the income gap in Europe
Bruegel, December 2020

With European unity and empathy against Covid-19
Bertelsmann Stiftung, December 2020

Deadly coronavirus, domineering China and divided America: What the new geopolitics means for Europe
Centre for European Reform, December 2020

Europe needs a strong Africa, but will it work to achieve one?
Centre for European Reform, December 2020

The recovery triangle must include social investment if it is to succeed
European Policy Centre, December 2020

The European Semester must acknowledge that the EU recovery fund is not a stimulus package
European Policy Centre, December 2020

Russia’s relative resilience: Why Putin feels vindicated by the pandemic
European Centre on Foreign Relations, December 2020

Coronavirus as a catalyst for global civil society
Carnegie Europe, December 2020

The Coronavirus crisis as an opportunity in Ukraine
Carnegie Europe, December 2020

Bubble trouble: Estonia and the coronavirus crisis
European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020

Loyal at once? The EU’s global health awakening in the pandemic
Clingendael, January 2021

Europeanising health policy in times of coronationalism
Clingendael, November 2020

Covid-19 vaccine: Reaching people in areas controlled by armed groups
Chatham House, November 2020

Six aspects of daily life rapidly changed by Covid-19
Chatham House, November 2020

The skill challenges posed by Covid-19
Centre for European Political Studies, November 2020

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on us and European commitment to the multilateral economic order
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, November 2020

Read this briefing on ‘Coronavirus: Uncertainty and discontent‘ in the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.