Coronavirus COVID-19 concept image, photo by Feydzhet Shabanov/Adobe Stock

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The COVID-19 crisis has been all consuming in its disruptive effect on people’s lives, leading to widespread uncertainty over how much longer the situation may last and what the future might hold.

To help understand the wider impacts of this global crisis, RAND Europe researchers have been offering their expert opinion on how the disease could affect different sectors such as health, defence, infrastructure, education and more. Our analysts are also exploring new areas of research that could be crucial in helping us prepare for what lies ahead.

Current research

  • Coronavirus and financial stock market crisis, illustration by denisismagilov/Adobe Stock

    Reducing the economic fallout of COVID-19

    15 Apr 2020

    Isolation at home and other recommendations have sought to protect populations from COVID-19, but some policies have had a high economic cost and could also put lives and health at risk. Researchers are reviewing what is known about the impact of different measures taken.

Related research

  • A computer image shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, image by NEXU Science Communication via Reuters

    COVID-19 Pandemic: The Latest from RAND

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting nearly every facet of daily life and claiming lives across the globe. As leaders grapple with how to respond, RAND experts seek to address and inform policy options and examine how different countries and communities are managing the crisis.