News coverage, academic research and more on the coronavirus pandemic from experts at The Pearson Institute.

Bloomberg Quint


States Confront Question Of Who Gets The Vaccine Shot First

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has been able to cover just over a tenth of its target population between January and May. With the country facing a severe shortage of doses, many states are now identifying priority groups that need to be inoculated first.

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Financial Times


Covid batters India’s aspiring middle classes

When Ram Prakash died after a feverish and breathless week, his wife and 16-year-old daughter’s heartbreak was compounded by fear that the modest middle-class safety net he had knitted together might be ripped apart.

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The Washington Post


Biden’s plea for masks will fail. Blame political polarization.

Our study found that politics, not public health, determined whether people wore masks last year.

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