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What We’re Reading to Start the New Year

The second year of the pandemic is a critical time to secure political will and financing for both near-term global response measures and longer-term pandemic preparedness. As we start 2021, here’s a short list of pieces we are reading to inform our thinking and actions in the year ahead.

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Spread CHEER, Not COVID

The holiday season is here. The next few weeks are a time that we would normally hold festive get-togethers with loved ones – Hannukah, Christmas, New Year’s. While every family has unique traditions that make their celebrations special, what binds them in common is gathering, eating, and spending time together.

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Two Ways to Take Action for India Now

As high-income countries, such as the U.S., have accelerated vaccination and have preemptively eased masking guidance, the pandemic rages around the world. Most notably, India is in the grips of a terrible and all-too-real nightmare with the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases and deaths of any country. Here are two ways to take action for India now.

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Pandemic Action Network Statement on the Report of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Make it the Last Pandemic

Pandemic Action Network welcomes the long-awaited final report from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, which provide a starting point both to accelerate the end of this crisis and build a better prepared world. The Network looks forward to ensuring this report doesn’t just sit on the shelf and working to engage and urge leaders to end this pandemic while pandemic-proofing our future.

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Call-to-action to African Leaders: Scale Up COVID-19 Testing Now

As the world looks back on one full year of living in the COVID-19 pandemic, the response is still far from over. With only 41 million tests conducted in Africa since the start of the pandemic, and 28,030 tests conducted per million people there is an urgent need for African Union (AU) member states to scale-up testing.

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