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February 9, 2021

New Zealand beat Covid-19 without a vaccine: this is how they did it

Lynda Gilby Lynda Gilby explains how and why, against expectations, it is New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic that has proved to be one of (if not the) most successful in the world Read more
December 16, 2020

Sweden stands out for its soft approach to the pandemic – but the jury is still out on whether it will work

Oscar Larsson Unlike most other countries, Sweden adopted a ‘soft’ approach to managing the Coronavirus pandemic, flying in the face of ‘securitisation theory’. Oscar Larsson considers whether its approach will succeed Read more
November 16, 2020

Headline data suggests low-income states are coping better with the pandemic than high-income states. But is this true?

Rachel Gisselquist States with fragile state health systems have been commended for effective responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. But if we take into account factors such as favourable climate and the age structure of the population, the Covid-19 impact is, in fact, greater on states with weak institutions, explain Rachel M. Gisselquist and Andrea Vaccaro Read more
November 9, 2020

Coronavirus fatigue is the biggest threat to Germany’s success story in this pandemic

Jay Krehbiel Changing German attitudes to the coronavirus, as measured in original survey data, are the key to understanding how long the country’s success in tackling the pandemic may last, writes Jay N. Krehbiel, Amanda Driscoll, Michael J. Nelson and Taylor Kinsley Chewning Read more
October 28, 2020

How we can learn from South Korea and Singapore in their responses to Covid-19: the ‘precautionary principle’

Kannen Ramsamy Covid-19 is a crisis caused by scientific and evidential uncertainty. Kannen Ramsamy argues that adopting the so-called ‘precautionary principle’ in developing policy responses is crucial. Countries that have not done so, such as the US and Sweden, are now paying a heavy price Read more
September 30, 2020

Why the coronacrisis is strengthening, not weakening, the European Union

Marianne Riddervold Contrary to popular belief, Covid-19 has not pushed the EU to the verge of an existential crisis. Rather, the pandemic has prompted common health and economic policies which have led to greater integration, write Marianne Riddervold, Jarle Trondal, and Akasemi Newsome Read more

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