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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– This article updates our perspectives on when the coronavirus pandemic will end to reflect the latest information on vaccine rollout, variants of concern, and disease progression.

COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Explore the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in comparison to the impact of cases.

Supporting unpaid caregivers in crisis: A talk with Alexandra Drane

– The CEO of Archangels reveals startling new insights on the health of American unpaid caregivers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Accelerating pandemic response efforts: An interview with CEPI’s Richard Hatchett

– Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations explains his five-year strategy that includes reducing vaccine timelines.

Pfizer’s mix of science and grit alters the course of its COVID-19 response

– Angela Hwang, Pfizer’s head of biopharmaceuticals, talks about breaking new ground when the pressure is on—and how having a deep company heritage can help.

How employers can improve their approach to mental health at work

– Employers benefit when they help employees to prioritize mental wellness, thereby reducing the stigma of mental-health issues, addressing disparities in their incidence and treatment, and providing support through formal structures and programs.

COVID-19 Vaccines


Moderna’s path to vaccine innovation: A talk with CEO Stéphane Bancel

– Moderna’s delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine comes on the heels of revolutionary science that may accelerate innovation across the industry well into the future.

Africa’s plan for a continent-wide pandemic recovery

– Dr. John Nkengasong, director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), explains what’s needed to tackle COVID-19 across the continent.

Finding solidarity in an effort to vaccinate the world

– Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, strengthens ties with partners to help increase global immunity in the context of COVID-19.

Behavioral Health


Tracking US behavioral health service use during COVID-19

A map that shows the usage trends of behavioral health services across major metropolitan area in the United States

Unlocking whole person care through behavioral health

– The public, private, and social sectors can all play a role in improving access and outcomes for those with behavioral health conditions.

Behavioral health crisis in the United States: The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic

– The adverse impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health—which comprises both mental health and substance use—presents additional challenges and opportunities for industry leaders.

Future of healthcare


Nursing in 2021: Retaining the healthcare workforce when we need it most

– How healthcare stakeholders can understand, support, and empower the nursing workforce in the wake of the global health crisis.

Fast-forward: Will the speed of COVID-19 vaccine development reset industry norms?

– A review of the funding, operational, technological, and regulatory factors that allowed for fast development of COVID-19 vaccines shows which will remain relevant for future efforts—and which won’t.

The essentials of healthcare innovation

– The pandemic has raised the importance of healthcare organizations actively choosing, evolving, accelerating, and extending their innovation efforts, a new survey reveals.



COVID-19 case tracker

Epidemiological data on the pandemic, with global, country, and local views.

What’s behind physician burnout?

We surveyed US physicians about the concerns that may be contributing to their state of burnout during the COVID-19 crisis.

Public health interventions to slow the spread of COVID-19

Explore the US state policy measures on face coverings and restrictions on gatherings, restaurants, and nightlife aimed at reducing further infections.

Response Tools

COVID-19 vaccine and diagnostics value chains

A visual representation of the COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics value chains and where challenges might occur.

Around the world

Article - McKinsey Global Institute

How keeping health a priority is a prescription for European prosperity

– As Europe emerges from the pandemic, investing in health can not only save lives and build greater resilience but underpin economic growth and prosperity.

Preventing global health crises: An interview with Dame Sally Davies

– England’s former chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies talks about how data-driven efforts can help manage—and prevent—future global health emergencies.

Africa needs vaccines. What would it take to make them here?

– For decades, private companies, investors, and public-health leaders have taken a pass on domestic vaccine manufacturing. But a confluence of circumstances may be changing the calculation.


McKinsey is a founding member of The Trinity Challenge, a new global public health initiative that uses data and analytics to learn from the response to COVID-19 and build greater resilience against future global health emergencies.

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