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Policy Monitor Dec 8th

December 8th 2020. Our review of the latest pandemic-related or -triggered policy initiatives by governments and other policy-making bodies.

Research Monitor – Dec 8th

December 8th 2020 – Review of the latest research published on the health, economic, social, scientific, security and geopolitical aspects of the pandemic crisis and its broader dimensions.

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The Pandemic – Week to Dec 8th

Newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise globally. According to the World Health Organisation there were approximately 4 million new cases in the week to December 8th. Fortunately, after the steepest escalation in case rates through October and early-November since the pandemic began, daily case rates––though still marginally increasing––have stabilised in recent weeks.

The lessons from East Asia

There has never been a starker differential between Asian success and western failure than in the management of the health consequences of the pandemic. This has implications for how all countries should prepare for and prevent future crises.