Social science questions related to Monkeypox can be addressed through both the synthesis of contextually relevant knowledge, as well as the conducting of new, primary research. In order to facilitate a discussion and to...
The value of keeping ethnic ties: why adherence to recommended COVID-19 health behaviours differs among young adults
Using data from a unique survey of recent university graduates, MiSoC researchers provide new evidence on the role of strong ethnic ties in determining adherence to recommended health behaviours during the pandemic
Systematic review by Drury et al (07.04.21) Background Covid-status certification – certificates for those who test negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, test positive for antibodies, or who have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 – has...
First-dose vaccine effectiveness against SARSCoV-2 infection in residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
Shrotri et al, The Vivaldi Study (26.03.21) We conducted a systematic search for studies which evaluated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness in residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) published between 01/01/2020 and 11/03/2021 … Our findings...
IPPO partner the Blavatnik School of Government’s COVID-19 Tracker is the largest repository of global evidence relating to pandemic policies. One year on from its launch, the team behind the tracker reflect on what they have learned
The dilemma of opening up: a rapid call for evidence on the issue of vaccine passports and unequal freedoms
Over the next few months, every country will face a common and tricky challenge: how do you open up in ways that recognise that some of your population have had the vaccine, and so should arguably be treated differently from those who haven’t?
The International Network for Government Science Advice has been monitoring different prioritisation models for vaccine rollout – from the arts and culture sector in Serbia to indigenous populations in North America and New Zealand. So what conclusions can be drawn so far?