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COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in late 2019. 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. Topics include health care capacity, telemedicine, social distancing, countering misinformation, economic effects, school closures, and online learning.

  • The front gate admissions supervisor checks employees' temperatures before the start of their shifts at Golfland Sunsplash water park in Mesa, Arizona, May 15, 2020, photo by Caitlin O'Hara/Reuters

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    COVID-19 Screening in the Workplace

    Sep 17, 2020

    Workplaces are checking for COVID-19 symptoms verbally, with a paper form or app, with onsite temperature checks, or by combining these approaches. Which are likely to detect infection and help employees feel safer? And which methods are safe, feasible, and protect employee privacy?

  • Passengers on a flight, photo by vovashevchuk/Getty Images

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    COVID-19 Was Spreading Globally for Weeks Before It Was Declared a Pandemic

    Sep 22, 2020

    Worldwide exports of COVID-19 cases began increasing at an accelerating rate on February 19, 2020. That was three weeks before the World Health Organization declared the pandemic. By the end of February, nearly 40 cases per week were spreading around the globe via air travel.

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