Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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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.

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    Global Challenges to Maintaining a Healthy Workforce During a Pandemic: Views from RAND Experts

    May 15, 2020

    As nations across the globe remain in lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about the future of employment and workforce productivity emerge. During a recent webinar, RAND experts discussed how to get people back to work and improve productivity post COVID-19.

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    New Tool Can Help Policymakers Manage Responses to COVID-19

    May 4, 2020

    State and local officials implemented a range of interventions to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing and school closures. As leaders consider lifting some of these measures, a new RAND tool can help them weigh both the public health and economic consequences of different approaches.

Explore Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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    Jennifer Bouey

    Senior Policy Researcher; Tang Chair in China Policy Studies
    Education Ph.D. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.P.H. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.D. in clinical medicine, Peking University

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    Laura J. Faherty

    Physician Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in history of science, Princeton University; M.D., Emory University School of Medicine; M.P.H. in global epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; M.S.H.P. in health policy research, University of Pennsylvania

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    Courtney A. Gidengil

    Director, Boston Office; Senior Physician Policy Researcher
    Education M.D., McGill University; M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health; B.Sc. in psychology, McGill University