COVID-19

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

Bloomberg Quint

06.04.21

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

05.10.21

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

04.13.21

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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