During COVID-19, every government wanted information on what other countries were doing. Volunteers provided it from their bedrooms.
Thomas Hale argues that, with more pandemics ahead, nations shouldn’t rely on spontaneous volunteer efforts for mission-critical information.
How one Chinese local government deals with the effect of COVID-19 policy on the economy: the case of Yibin
How has China, one of the countries with the strictest COVID-19 prevention policies, balanced pandemic prevention and control with economic development? The city of Yibin in Sichuan province provides an interesting example.
Building integrity and challenging polarisation during a global pandemic
Director of the Lemann Foundation Programme at Oxford Anna Petherick outlines the programme's initial research and knowledge exchange priorities and why these matter to Brazil and many other countries across the Global South.
Why have some provinces in China thus far managed to contain Omicron while others have not?
The team that tracks Chinese provinces' data for the COVID-19 Government Response Tracker investigates some patterns with important implications for the country's strategy.
How Chinese provincial governments responded to COVID-19 waves driven by the Delta and Omicron variants
How long will China continue to pursue suppression of COVID-19 transmission? The team who collect and analyse China's data for our COVID-19 Government Response Tracker argue that a change of strategy is not likely.