Fast-acting countries cut their coronavirus death rates while US delays cost thousands of lives

Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.

Joshua Aizenman, Professor of International Relations and Economics, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~6 min

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What US states can learn from COVID-19 transition planning in Europe

As the US prepares to reopen from weeks of social distancing, it’s worth noting what other countries are doing.

Scott L. Greer, Professor, Global Health Management and Policy and Political Science, University of Michigan • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

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What the US can learn from other countries on COVID-19 – and its own history with pandemics

Handling the US outbreak requires a look at what's working for the rest of the world – and our own history.

Angela Clendinin, Instructional Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M University • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~9 min

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Coronavirus: locked-down Italy's changing urban space

The lockdown has seen Italy's urban life shift to new spaces.

Rosa Tamborrino, Professor, Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~5 min

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How coronavirus measures have worked around the world

From China and South Korea to Italy and the US, different countries are taking very different approaches to COVID-19 – with varying degrees of success.

Jimmy Whitworth, Professor of International Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine • conversation
March 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus and the NHS: a big dose of cash is welcome, but not enough on its own

The government's "whatever it takes" promise to NHS is all very well, but UK healthcare is a long way from being ready to deal with a major outbreak.

Eleonora Fichera, Reader in Economics, University of Bath • conversation
March 12, 2020 ~8 min

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