Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government is tracking government responses to Covid-19 on a by country basis. The data is downloadable in several formats and there is a working paper describing how it is collected and what it means.
An article by Julian Jamison in the Washington Post warning of the consequences of locking down for low income countries.
Bendavid et al report the results of a “representative sample” recruited from Facebook of anti-body testing.
Carvalho et al in “Tracking the COVID-19 crisis with high resolution transaction data” find a nearly 50% decline in activity after the lockdown and about a 50% increase in the share of online sales. In the days before the lockdown there was about a 20% increase in sales – presumably due to stockpiling.
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.
Some interesting back of the envelope calculations by Kevin Drum.
Richard Blundell directs us to RES resource page and especially their seminar series.