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  • Health: What health systems are learning from the Covid-19 crisis

    7 April 2020

    The coronavirus crisis has exposed the need for our health systems to be more resilient to crises of such gravity. While it is too early to draw conclusions, three aspects deserve consideration. By Francesca Colombo.

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  • Economy: Coronavirus lockdown will affect sectors amounting to up to one third of GDP in the major economies

    27 March 2020

    Many economies will fall into recession, as the global lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic will affect sectors amounting to up to one third of GDP in the major economies, a new OECD update says. OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría has called for “sharper action to absorb the shock, and a more coordinated response by governments”.

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  • Covid-19: Joint actions to win the war

    20 March 2020

    By OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría: The coronavirus pandemic is causing large-scale loss of life and is a public health crisis without precedent in living memory, which is testing our collective capacity to respond. We need a level of ambition similar to that of the Marshall plan, but at a global scale.

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  • Health: Staying apart to stay healthy

    27 March 2020

    “Social distancing” has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic as a way of keeping a healthy space between people in public places, when queuing to buy food for instance. It helps reduce contagion and delay the disease peak, so that health systems and their workers can cope with demand.

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  • Covid-19: Key policy responses from the OECD

    16 March 2020

    How should policymakers respond to the coronavirus crisis? On the employment and social front, what measures could they take to reduce exposure in the workplace, for instance, or address challenges related to pay and sick leave? What are the policy responses on tax, and to help households and small businesses to weather the storm?

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  • Coronavirus: Covid-19 Country Policy Tracker

    From policies to strengthen health care and the economy to lockdown and travel restrictions, countries around the world are responding to the coronavirus crisis. To keep up with the policy responses, use our new OECD Country Policy Tracker.

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  • OECD health data

    Health care spending, health care use, hospital stays, vaccination rates, doctor consultations, and more. Find OECD data for your country, with dynamic charts, maps, tables and related publications at

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  • Coronavirus watch

    Follow the latest coronavirus developments in your country with real time data and news generated by artificial intelligence.

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  • Health essentials from OECD iLibrary

    “Coronavirus: The world economy at risk-OECD Economic Outlook”; “Health for Everyone?: Social Inequalities in Health and Health Systems”; “Bringing health care to the patient: An overview of the use of telemedicine in OECD countries”: for these reports and more, including working papers, journals and articles, visit OECD iLibrary.

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