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Title: Effectiveness of government policies in response to the first COVID-19 outbreak
Authors: Dergiades, Theologos
Milas, Costas
Mossialos, Elias
Panagiotidis, Theodore
Editors: Farooqui, Habib Hasan
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Economics and Business::Econometrics
FRASCATI::Social sciences::Economics and Business::Economics
Keywords: COVID 19
Death rates
School closures
Social distancing
Virus testing
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: plos
Source: PLOS Global Public Health
Volume: 2
Issue: 4
First Page: e0000242
Abstract: This paper assesses the quantitative impact of government interventions on deaths related to the first COVID-19 outbreak. Using daily data for 32 countries and relying on the stringency of the conducted policies, we find that the greater the strength of government interventions at an early stage, the more effective these are in slowing down or reversing the growth rate of deaths. School closures have a significant impact on reducing the growth rate of deaths, which is less powerful compared to the case where a number of policy interventions are combined together. These results can be informative for governments in responding to future pandemics.
ISSN: 2767-3375
Other Identifiers: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000242
Appears in Collections:Department of International and European Studies

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