While the initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic was focused on preventing and mitigating a public health crisis, it has rapidly spiraled in many countries into a full blown economic and public finance crisis.Read more “How to respond to the COVID-19 economic and health financing crisis?”
What has been the role of makeshift and mobile health care facilities across Europe during COVID-19?
Intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency rooms (ERs) across Europe are under pressure due to the increased volume of patients affected by COVID-19.Read more “What has been the role of makeshift and mobile health care facilities across Europe during COVID-19?”
From the early days of the pandemic policy analysts have been trying to understand what constitutes a resilient health systems response.Read more “COVID-19 and health systems resilience: lessons going forwards”
COVID-19 has posed huge challenges for Europe’s health systems but also for European solidarity.Read more “Lessons from the first wave: the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)”
Developing, procuring, and distributing vaccines for COVID-19 could have very good or bad outcomes for solidarity, public health, and science. The European Union (EU), whose public health role advanced greatly in 2020, has a Vaccines Strategy that goes far beyond earlier EU procurement strategies.Read more “National, European, and global solidarity: COVID-19, public health, and vaccines”
Successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires coordination within and across governments.Read more “Who’s in charge and why? Centralization within and between governments”
In the absence of effective treatments or a vaccine, governments depend on public policy to respond to COVID-19. This article reviews key issues surrounding transitions – the “closing” and “reopening” of economies during the pandemic.Read more “In and out of lockdowns, and what is a lockdown anyway? Policy issues in transitions”
Before an effective COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available, countries must find a way to safeguard their economies and the welfare of their populations, while continuously mitigating the impact of COVID-19 through the implementation of public health and social measures.Read more “How do countries respond to localized outbreaks in different workplace settings?”
How are countries readjusting international travel in the context of COVID-19, and what criteria is being used to inform decision-making?
As the pandemic has evolved, each country in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region has applied entry requirements for some international travellers.Read more “How are countries readjusting international travel in the context of COVID-19, and what criteria is being used to inform decision-making?”
All countries in Europe will have to find solutions to protect hospitals from revenue shortfalls and to adequately reimburse for COVID-19-related costs of care.Read more “Adjusting hospital inpatient payment systems for COVID-19”