We are an independent, global, inter-disciplinary, non-partisan group of policy-makers, scholars, scientists, strategists and others convened to think through the wide range of issues and crises associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Commission’s purpose is to enable informed discourse and decision-making, to frame priorities and help build consensus on policy solutions to strengthen societal and global resilience. The full list of Commissioners can be found here.

Argument

New Times, New Norms

By Beverley McLachlin, Commissioner, GCPPP

The global pandemic has become the Great Revealer – that postwar institutions need revitalization, that democratic norms cannot be taken for granted and above all that we are all in this together

President Abraham Lincoln, in the throes of the American Civil War which pitted the old ways of slavery against new norms of freedom, wrote this:

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.

Pandemic Readings

Pandemic Readings

Many articles, papers, reports, books, videos and podcasts are being published about the pandemic crises. These are our choice of those that, to borrow from the Guide Michelin, “vaut le détour”.

The Pandemic This Week

Our summary of the main pandemic crises-related news in the week to February 22nd.

Research Monitor

Our review of the latest research published on the health, economic, social, scientific, security and geopolitical aspects of the pandemic crisis and its broader dimensions. This week, we feature new research on COVID-19 and mortality in Africa, life expectancy in the United States, R&D investment during COVID-19 and social unrest.

From our research partners

The very best global data service on COVID-19 comes from the Oxford Martin School and the “Our World in Data” service associated with it.