EPRS Strategy By / September 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Masked in the heat? [What Think Tanks are thinking]

The summer has initially brought some reprieve in the spread of coronavirus in Europe. However, a series of localised outbreaks gradually spread from one country to another and has transformed into a new upsurge affecting essentially younger age groups.

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Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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The summer has initially brought some reprieve in the spread of coronavirus in Europe. However, a series of localised outbreaks gradually spread from one country to another and has transformed into a new upsurge affecting essentially younger age groups. As politicians have introduced various short-term measures to contain the rise in cases, scientists have pressed on in the race to develop a vaccine and analysts have continued to ponder the longer-term implications of the crisis. Although the number of hospitalisations and deaths in Europe has so far remained low following the resurgence in contaminations, governments have faced a dilemma in particular over whether to allow for the physical presence of pupils as the new school year begins in September.

This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on coronavirus and related issues. Earlier publications on the coronavirus can be found in the previous item in this series, published by EPRS on 17 July.

Algorithmic systems in the coronavirus pandemic
Bertelsmann Stiftung, September 2020

Covid-19: À bas la mondialisation, vive l’Europe?
Institut français des relations internationales, September 2020

These are the EU’s ‘best of times and worst of times’
Friends of Europe, September 2020

Is the US or Europe more resilient to Covid-19?
Centre for European Reform, August 2020

Most approve of national response to Covid-19 in 14 advanced economies
Pew Research Center, August 2020

Lessons from Covid-19: A catalyst for improving sanctions?
Chatham House, August 2020

The fiscal response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus
Bruegel, August 2020

Covid-19 brings opportunity to reassess work policies
Rand Corporation, August 2020

Salvaging the Security Council’s coronavirus response
International Crisis Group, August 2020

It’s going to be the vaccination, stupid!
Rand Corporation, August 2020

Who will benefit from a successful Chinese Covid-19 vaccine?
Rand Corporation, August 2020

Emerging market central banks and quantitative easing: High-risk advice
Bruegel, August 2020

Consequences of Covid-19 in ASEAN states
Polish Institute of International Affairs, August 2020

Reopening the world
Brookings Institution, August 2020

Trump’s trade wars, and now Covid-19, are unravelling trade as we know it
Council on Foreign Relations, August 2020

Reopening America
Brookings Institution, August 2020

How are U.S. colleges dealing with coronavirus?
Council on Foreign Relations, August 2020

Covid-19’s impact on BME communities
Runnymede, August 2020

‘Back to work in the flames’: The hospitality sector in a pandemic
Brookings Institution, August 2020

What is the world doing to create a Covid-19 vaccine?
Council on Foreign Relations, August 2020

Covid-19 teaches resilience and the ‘vulnerability paradox’
Chatham House, August 2020

Emergency rulemaking in response to Covid-19
Brookings Institution, August 2020

Coronavirus recovery: Invest rainy day savings to boost Hong Kong’s economy
Bruegel, August 2020

How to fix the Covid stimulus payment problem: Accounts, information, and infrastructure
Brookings Institution, August 2020

Peace, conflict, and Covid-19
Council on Foreign Relations, August 2020

Want herd immunity? Pay people to take the vaccine
Brookings Institution, August 2020

Sustainable development finance proposals for the global Covid-19 response
Brookings Institution, August 2020

The Brexit parenthesis: Three ways the pandemic is changing UK politics
European Council on Foreign Relations, August 2020

As Covid-19 spreads, Africa needs another ‘London moment’
Atlantic Council, August 2020

Coronavirus is setting back equality for women
Chatham House, August 2020

Romania: Living with coronavirus
Chatham House, August 2020

Attitudes on voting in 2020: Preparing for elections during a pandemic
Rand Corporation, August 2020

A stable blood supply is critical in the Covid-19 era
Rand Corporation, August 2020

Health insurance and the Covid-19 shock
Economic Policy Institute, August 2020

How the EU managed its coronavirus comeback
Carnegie Europe, July 2020

The challenges of the post-pandemic agenda
Bruegel, July 2020

Compulsory licensing and access to future Covid-19 vaccines
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2020`

Next generation EU standards will boost post-COVID-19 recovery
European Policy Centre, July 2020

How Covid-19 is worsening America’s racial economic divide
Atlantic Council, July 2020

Trump’s coronavirus swamp
Brookings Institution, July 2020

How is Covid-19 affecting America’s rich?
Brookings Institution, July 2020

A differentiated ‘dual track’ European Union as a remedy in times of crisis?
Instituto Affari Internazionali, July 2020

The coronavirus crisis exacerbated police abuses among French Muslims
German Marshall Fund, July 2020

Read this briefing on ‘Coronavirus: Masked in the heat?‘ in the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

Read all EPRS publications on the coronavirus outbreak

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