Efficiency and Effectiveness of Measures to Combat the Coronavirus in Selected Countries
8 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2020
Date Written: March 26, 2020
The current contagion that has rapidly spread all over the world mobilised impressive financial and sanitary resources in most of the affected countries. However, in the majority of cases these measures seem insufficient or inefficient, as the number of cases has exploded, while the increase in the number of deaths becomes alarming.
In this paper we analyse the response of authorities to the pandemic challenges in those countries that are confronted with a large number of cases. Those twelve countries record together 86,65% of total confirmed cases reported in the world. The analysis considers the statistical data available on March 25, 2020.
An estimation of the duration, the number of infections and the number of deceases is equally provided.
Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic evolution, confirmed cases
JEL Classification: I10, I15, I18
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