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World Health Organization, COVID, Vaccines, Economics


Recently, the World Health Organization has exhorted countries to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with other interventions in addition to vaccines. But for countries to mount a comprehensive and effective response, more than exhortation is needed. Policymakers must understand the benefits and burdens associated with various policy options. They also have to be equipped to rigorously and systematically compare these benefits and burdens, both when evaluating individual policies and when determining which policies to include in a legislative or regulatory package.

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Copyright is held by Massachusetts Medical Society. This item was originally published as Govind Persad & Ankur Pandya, A Comprehensive Covid-19 Response—The Need for Economic Evaluation, 386 New Eng. J. Med. 2449 (2022). User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

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