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By Evan Lee and Homa Attar Cohen

In Part 1 of this blog we highlighted the important role that governments have in enabling countries to respond to epidemics. We noted how experience with past biological events often seems to have informed the degree of investment in preparedness, and hence created…


By Evan Lee and Homa Attar Cohen

In part 1 of this 3-part series, we set the scene for examining governmental response to COVID-19, and started with an overview of work that was done globally and mention examples from Asia and Europe. In part 2, we separate our analysis of…


By Evan Lee and Homa Attar Cohen

It is one year since the arrival of COVID-19 has led to profound societal upheaval and affected almost every aspect of our daily lives. Governments across the world continue to be under intense scrutiny and criticism as they bear primary responsibility to direct…


By Yvette Madrid, Evan Lee and Jon Bastow

A 5-part series which delves into the challenges and solutions of getting diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines for Covid-19 to all who need them. Previously published:

Part 1: Context and Historical Perspective

Part 2: Vaccines

Part 3: Therapeutics

Part 4: Diagnostics

For the diagnostics needed to…


By Evan Lee, Yvette Madrid and Jon Bastow

A 5-part series which delves into the challenges and solutions of getting diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines for Covid-19 to all who need them.

Part 1: Context and historical perspective

The unprecedented scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an expanding range of initiatives to drive the discovery and…

Evan Lee

Evan Lee is a Geneva-based consultant and an expert in global health policy. He has worked in the non-profit and industry sectors.

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