IMF paper calls for action on long-term Covid risks

International Monetary Fund Headquarters 2, Washington, DC
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Authorities worldwide need to “pivot” to a longer-term strategy for dealing with Covid-19, a paper published by the International Monetary Fund argues.

Authors Ruchir Agarwal, Gita Gopinath, Jeremy Farrar, Richard Hatchett and Peter Sands say that while vaccines are “highly beneficial” in tackling Covid, there is “growing evidence” that they will not be enough to fully eradicate the virus.

In the working paper, the authors urge authorities to “recognise that Covid-19 is with us for the long

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