COVID-19 Special Series

IMF Social Change and Impact

This note discusses how IMF is enabling social change & impact through proposed initiatives especially for low income countries to fight COVID-19.

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Omicron and Vaccine Inequality

Omicron The Rising COVID-19 Threat The Omicron variant is rapidly advancing globally, The middle Road is sharing key policy enablers to fight COVID-19. Between 14 and 15 December 2021, 502 additional cases of the Omicron B.1.1.529 lineage variant were reported in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The United

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Vaccination Inequality

The World Bank From Crisis to Green, Resilient and Inclusive Recovery report shares the work by International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. The World Bank Group has committed a record $157 billion in bank group financing to support country responses to the pandemic in fiscal 2021, the

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IMF Social Change and Impact

This note discusses how IMF is enabling social change & impact through proposed initiatives especially for low income countries to fight COVID-19.

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Antiviral Program for Pandemics & IMF

This publication discusses the recent Antiviral Program for Pandemics, its implication for the world, IMF and some of its initiatives  in Africa along with a note and video on Special Drawing Rights. # Antiviral Program for Pandemics (AAP)  President Biden plans to invest $3.2 billion from American Rescue Plan as a part of anti-viral development strategy to build cutting edge

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Antiviral Program of Pandemics COVID-19 Response

Antiviral Program of Pandemics (AAP) President Biden plans to invest $3.2 billion into Antiviral Program of Pandemics from American Rescue Plan as a part of anti-viral development strategy to build cutting edge next generation of treatments for COVID-19, so the country can be better prepared to fight future potential virus threats. Termed as Antiviral Program of Pandemics (AAP), Dr. Anthony

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US donates 500 million Pfizer doses to COVAX cause

# US Vaccination Donation and COVAX Cause  BASED ON A REUTERS REPORT, the US will donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX program to low and middle-income countries. The plan is to buy the vaccines at cost, limiting the profits of private companies from the initiate. This is a welcome move as the Biden administration has

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COVID-19 What did we learn?

   The pandemic is pushing millions of people into poverty, increasing the unemployment rate apart from the unmeasurable mental trauma of suffering and losing loved ones. More than 3.3 million people have died of COVID-19, with unofficial figures much higher. This publication includes a detailed analysis of data from various countries to compare how selected nations fared comparatively in

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The Second Wave COVID19 US and India Overview

# India Tragedy Unfolds- A Grim Reality   As death numbers climbed, India recorded more than 412,000 cases on 5 May 2021. India’s official death numbers were more than 3800 yesterday, a conservative estimate based on various media reports. Today, India has more than 21 million cases, second only to the US. As more than 50 percent of the US population

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Recent surge of COVID-19 in India and Insights

As COVID-19 cases are rising again in India with daily record cases that remain the highest in the world, the second wave of novel coronavirus is devastating to say the least. Dr. Randeep Guleria (Indian pulmonologist and the current director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences) recent interview with NDTV is exemplary for it shares critical insights about

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