Pandemic-economics blog

Pandemic-economics blogA blog by Commission staff to generate ideas and promote debate about policy responses to COVID‑19. We welcome robust, respectful and insightful thoughts and ideas. Comments can be posted at the bottom of blog posts, but please note they are moderated and won't appear immediately. 

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Judy wearing a CovidCard

I’d wear a CovidCard. The question is, should you?

4 August 2020 | Judy Kavanagh

I’m OK with wearing a CovidCard. But are you? There’s no point me doing it alone.

Ivory Lake, Westland

CovidCard carrying Kiwis?

22 July 2020 | Dave Heatley

New Zealand’s COVID Tracer app is “on track to achieve nothing”, according to Sam Morgan.

Second wave

The small numbers problem: distinguishing good luck from goo...

1 July 2020 | Dave Heatley

Zero community transmission. Just a handful of active cases, all in quarantine. New Zealand is in an...

Mountains

How will the pandemic end?

25 June 2020 | Dave Heatley

Elimination. Border incursions. An outbreak. A lockdown, which takes us back to elimination.

QR code scanning

Preparing for further outbreaks – have we got the right app?

11 June 2020 | Dave Heatley

Alert level 1! Like you no doubt, I am breathing a sigh of relief. But no one can guarantee that New...

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