Is anyone working on a comparative COVID-19 policy response dataset?

post by mhint199 · 2020-04-11T06:12:57.426Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW · No comments

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I'm researching the impact that political and economic country characteristics have on government responses to pandemics - both in terms of 1) degree of adherence to non-pharmaceutical WHO recommendations (or something similar), and 2) speed of response. I'd like to create a standardized COVID-19 response score or index for that which could be similar to the Global Health Security Index. What comes to my mind is to code for the following ...what am I missing? And (because why duplicate efforts) is anyone aware of someone that is already doing this?

1. Tests per thousand

2. Lockdown measures (scale 1-10)

3. Closures of non-essential businesses (scale of 1-10)

4. Stay at home/shelter in place orders (scale of 1-10)

5. Declaration of national emergency 

6. Time between first confirmed case of covid-19 and implementation of measures 2-5

For anyone interested in collaborating, I can share a much more nuanced project outline.


answer by meerpirat · 2020-04-11T07:41:17.192Z · score: 9 (6 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Robert Wiblin shared this on Facebook this week, might be useful:

"Policy responses to the coronavirus are vast, varied in scope, and changing every day. COVID-19 Policy Watch summarises these measures and presents them in an accessible and comparable form. You can explore policies by country or topic."

comment by mhint199 · 2020-04-21T18:03:17.037Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Wow, thanks! Somehow I had missed this..... amazing resource.

answer by Benjamin_Todd · 2020-04-11T21:25:50.497Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

In addition to covid19policywatch, here is also a summary of the policy responses by country.

comment by mhint199 · 2020-04-21T18:07:29.033Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks!! Super useful.

answer by JanBrauner · 2020-04-11T18:47:10.128Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I'm not completely sure if I understand what you are looking for, but:

comment by mhint199 · 2020-04-21T18:07:09.042Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

This is exactly what I was looking for - thanks so much.

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