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Journal of Health Policy and Management

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Covid-19: Economic perspectives, public health measures and a lego brick approach to reopening

Author(s): Luis Menezes*, Antonio Maia Goncalves, Ricardo Mexia and Mariana Gonçalves

The dimension of SARS-Cov-2 impact in the world economy will depend on the behavior of the virus and we don’t know enough about SARS-Cov2 to understand today, the full extent of its global impact. South Korea is analyzed as a model to replicate in the reopening that several countries are starting to undertake. The authors support electronic tracing as a solution to contain more strongly Covid-19, given all the necessary debates about privacy and individual rights, as well as generalized of masks and multiplex tests to contain virus surges. The article undertakes an analysis of reopening scenarios, linked to healthcare systems capacities, and virus intensity in each wave. The authors support open information exchange about the SARSCoV2, in order to help develop quicker solutions to end the pandemic.

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