In FINGERPOST’s March newsletter, Wilson our associate in Brazil, provided a Covid-19 update from his home country. The article received positive feedback as an interesting insight into a country that readers, in the UK especially, haven’t heard too much about in the news and media. This response prompted us to change tact slightly for our April blog/newsletter and instead of publishing a global round-up of HTA decisions as usual, we decided a Covid-19 round up from a cross-section of countries globally would be more apt this month.
Summarised by a selection of FINGERPOST's Global Affiliates who are either based in, and/or are market experts on the country they write about, we present a brief overview of the current statistics, measures implemented to reduce the outbreak and any other impact (political, economic or social) on the market as a result of the pandemic.
This blog provides an abridged version of the pieces our colleagues submitted, however, we have collated their full contributions (including links, images and references) into a report which can be downloaded from the link below.
It has been a really interesting and collaborative exercise to collate the insights from 15 countries across the world. Whilst lockdown and social distancing are common practice with recurrent themes across all the cited countries, the leniency of these measures vary greatly, as do the statistics associated with the disease, the general management of the situation and population response. We'd like to say a big thank you to all of the authors who contributed content to this blog (see below) and hope you find the summary as interesting as we do!
COVID-19 Update: United States of America