With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns largely underway across Europe and the supply of vaccines expected to drastically increase in the second quarter, health systems across Europe are now looking at working as quickly as they can to get available doses into arms.Read more “Who is tasked with administering COVID-19 vaccines in Europe?”
Which strategies are countries using for mass gatherings and community events and how have they changed throughout the pandemic?
Mass gatherings or community events are hotspots of infectious disease diffusion and can lead to a surge of cases.Read more “Which strategies are countries using for mass gatherings and community events and how have they changed throughout the pandemic?”
How does the Covid-19 economic crisis affect health financing and what are the implications for future health budgets?
The Covid-19 pandemic evolved rapidly from a health crisis into an economic crisis in most countries around the world.Read more “How does the Covid-19 economic crisis affect health financing and what are the implications for future health budgets?”
While the initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic was focused on preventing and mitigating a public health crisis, it has rapidly spiraled in many countries into a full blown economic and public finance crisis.Read more “How to respond to the COVID-19 economic and health financing crisis?”
What has been the role of makeshift and mobile health care facilities across Europe during COVID-19?
Intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency rooms (ERs) across Europe are under pressure due to the increased volume of patients affected by COVID-19.Read more “What has been the role of makeshift and mobile health care facilities across Europe during COVID-19?”
From the early days of the pandemic policy analysts have been trying to understand what constitutes a resilient health systems response.Read more “COVID-19 and health systems resilience: lessons going forwards”
COVID-19 has posed huge challenges for Europe’s health systems but also for European solidarity.Read more “Lessons from the first wave: the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)”
Developing, procuring, and distributing vaccines for COVID-19 could have very good or bad outcomes for solidarity, public health, and science. The European Union (EU), whose public health role advanced greatly in 2020, has a Vaccines Strategy that goes far beyond earlier EU procurement strategies.Read more “National, European, and global solidarity: COVID-19, public health, and vaccines”
Successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires coordination within and across governments.Read more “Who’s in charge and why? Centralization within and between governments”
In the absence of effective treatments or a vaccine, governments depend on public policy to respond to COVID-19. This article reviews key issues surrounding transitions – the “closing” and “reopening” of economies during the pandemic.Read more “In and out of lockdowns, and what is a lockdown anyway? Policy issues in transitions”