Corona Virus


COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in late 2019. To help inform responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, RAND experts have assessed policy options and examined how different countries and communities have responded. Topics include health care capacity, telemedicine, misinformation, economic effects, vaccination equity, and the strain on educators and students.

  • People standing outside a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in Newark, New Jersey, photo by U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    Research Brief

    Putting Equity First in COVID-19 Vaccination

    COVID-19 vaccination rates were significantly lower in U.S. communities of color, contributing to stark inequities in the effects of the virus. The Equity-First Vaccination Initiative shows how a hyper-local approach can increase vaccine confidence and access to help close this gap.

    Aug 24, 2022

  • Esme, 11, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the American Museum of Natural History's kids vaccination site in New York, November 29, 2021, photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA via Reuters Connect


    Vaccinating All Kids for COVID-19 May Demand a Block-by-Block Effort

    Community-based organizations know how to register voters and increase census participation. Reaching out block by block, even door to door, they can be just as effective in boosting vaccination rates.

    Aug 29, 2022

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