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The Economics of a Pandemic

London Business School
This report covers the four major topics regarding the Coronavirus epidemic: Science, Health Policies, Economics, Macroeconomics Policies.
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Global Macro Outlook 2020-21

Moody’s Investors Service – March 25, 2020
Summary of the publication:

  • The G-20 economies will experience an unprecedented shock in the first half of this year and will contract in 2020 as a whole, before picking up in 2021.
  • Fiscal and monetary authorities are increasingly stepping up the level of support to their economies to avert permanent damage to households and businesses.
  • Business activity will likely fall sharply across advanced economies in the first half of 2020.
  • A forecast of China real GDP growth of 3.3% in 2020, followed by 6.0% growth in 2021.
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Analysis: How Coronavirus Affects the Economy of Sofia

Sofia Investment Agency – March 25, 2020
Sofia Investment Agency prepared a report evaluating the COVID-19 impact on the economy of Sofia. The analysis reveals details on the three scenarios for economic development and how different sectors will be affected by the crisis on a global and local scale.
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Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance

Tomas Pueyo – March 19. 2020
Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way. If we don’t take these measures, tens of millions will be infected, many will die, along with anybody else that requires intensive care, because the healthcare system will have collapsed.
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Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction – Podcast

Join CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the latest news about the coronavirus. He’ll make sense of the headlines, speak with the experts and give you all the information you need to stay safe and healthy.
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Coronavirus Disease Situation Report

World Health Organization – March 17
As the on-going Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop, World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to working together with the travel, transport and tourism sectors on emergency preparedness and response.
View the report here and the latest updates on Corona outbreak from WHO here


Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

Tomas Pueyo in Medium – March 13
With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What?
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COVID-19: Facts and Insights

McKinsey & Company – March 9
This material is meant to help with a narrower goal: provide facts and insights on the COVID-19 situation to help decision-makers understand best practices. In addition to the humanitarian challenge, there are implication to the wider economy, businesses and employment. This document sets on some of those challenges and how the organization can respond in order to protect their people and navigate through an uncertain situation.
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