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COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?

Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana.

Abstract
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide claiming more than two
hundred and fifty thousand lives. Whereas researchers are trying to decode the nature of this novel coronavirus,
it has become a challenging task for the government and health departments of various countries to contain its
spread. The study proposes to add a new dimension in understanding the dynamics of the spread of the virus and
anticipate future trends based on a quantitative research method by analysing the Oxford COVID-19
Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), which has recorded the response of various countries and assigned
‘policy scores’ to evaluate the stringency level of the countries. An analysis of the data in OxCGRT shows that
the spread of the virus was dependent upon four kinds of responses on the part of the countries: Proactive,
Immediate, Sustained and Delayed Response. The paper explains how these four responses, in varying
proportions, have influenced the spread of the virus and can be used along with other mechanisms in countering
the spread.

Key words: Coronavirus; COVID19; Pandemic; Quarantine; SARS-COV-2; Stringency


 
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Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana. COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?. JCR. 2020; 7(15): 831-835. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121


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Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana. COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=120030 [Access: September 18, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121


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Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana. COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?. JCR. 2020; 7(15): 831-835. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121



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Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana. COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?. JCR. (2020), [cited September 18, 2020]; 7(15): 831-835. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121



Harvard Style

Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana (2020) COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?. JCR, 7 (15), 831-835. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121



Turabian Style

Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana. 2020. COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 831-835. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121



Chicago Style

Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana. "COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 831-835. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana. "COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.15 (2020), 831-835. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. Debajyoti Biswas, Parvin Sultana (2020) COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE RESPONSES OF THE COUNTRIES?. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 831-835. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.121