What is it about?
Covid-19 has impacted world regions differently. This article statistically illustrates these differences and then it shows how coronavirus impact is different in Australia, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea and Spain because of distinct social and economic policies. In some countries, policies have addressed the vulnerabilities of citizens while they have worsened them in others.
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Why is it important?
The research presented below shows that significant regional variance exists in terms of coronavirus risk, based on statistical analysis of the INFORM COVID-19 Risk Report prepared by the European Commission. The PCD analysis highlights important relationships between public policy strategies and the construction of both underlying vulnerabilities and coronavirus impacts. Moreover, the present research focuses on the reconciliation of trade-offs. It shows how policy interactions affect vulnerabilities and suggests that coherent policy strategies aimed at reducing vulnerabilities are necessary in order to adequately respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
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This page is a summary of: Addressing COVID through PCD: policy coherence for vulnerability in development and its relationship to the coronavirus pandemic, Equality Diversity and Inclusion An International Journal, February 2021, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/edi-08-2020-0253.
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The European Commission's science and knowledge service (INFORM Covid-19 Risk Index)
The INFORM COVID-19 Risk Index is an experimental adaptation of the INFORM Epidemic Risk Index and aims to identify: “countries at risk from health and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 that could overwhelm current national response capacity, and therefore lead to a need for additional international assistance”. It can be used to support prioritization of preparedness and early response actions for the primary impacts of the pandemic, and identify countries where secondary impacts are likely to have the most critical humanitarian consequences. The main scope of the INFORM COVID-19 Risk Index is global and regional risk-informed resource allocation, i.e. where comparable understanding of countries’ risk is important. It cannot predict the impacts of the pandemic in individual countries.
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