This collection lists studies and projects that track policy responses to COVID-19 as well as data sets.
On this important topic, Nikolaj Broberg points us to a paper that examines the news coverage of the Corona pandemic in the two US cable news shows Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight (Fox).
Four imparatives for the African continent in order to combat the pandemic, outlined by Mehari Taddele Maru.
Fabrizio Tassinari and Mehari Maru on why the EU needs to support Africa in its efforts to combat the pandemic.
Martin Scheinin offers best practice and problems drawing on the Finish experience.
Looking for a viable exit strategy Jan-Tino Brethouwer, Arnout van de Rijt et al. simulate a scenario in which the lockdown is partially lifted while long-range transmissions of the contagion are strictly prevented. Such strategy, their results show, can limit significantly the spread of a second wave. First public resonance here. Bloomberg reported on these findings on 24 April.
Measures of social distancing and reducing contacts need to be implemented robustly and evenly, write Alessio Muscillo and Paolo Pin, otherwise such policies may have adverse effects.
Kalypso Nicolaïdis explains why and how in France-Culture.
Ping Wang alerts us to a piece by Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas and Chang-Tai Hsieh on the fiscal risks awaiting developing countries fighting the economic consequences of COVID-19.