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Onslaught of COVID-19: How did governments react and at what point of the crisis?

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posted on 27.08.2021, 03:31 by Shahadat Uddin, Tasadduq ImamTasadduq Imam, Mohammad A Moni, Anne-Marie Thow
The COVID-19 outbreak has taken many governments by surprise. While the crisis unfolds, it is instructive to explore how different governments reacted to the onslaught of an unknown disease. This research, using very recently collected and open-source data, meets this objective. The research reveals that, regarding 7 most commonly adopted preventive measures, governments have varied notably concerning their actions in relation to infection rate, disease rate, and timing of measures. The research also illustrates variations between governments for 6 countries: Australia, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. As revealed in the summary independent-samples t test and Hedges' g values, both Oceanian countries (Australia and New Zealand) reacted differently compared to the other countries, which may have played a role in their low death and infection rates to date.

History

Volume

24

Issue

1

Start Page

13

End Page

19

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

1942-7905

ISSN

1942-7891

Location

United States

Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert Inc

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Population Health Management