When the pandemic began, the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker began capturing government policies to confront COVID-19. Two years later, what have we learned, and why does it matter for the next phase of this challenge? Why have countries developed different responses, what impact have they had, and how do they vary both across and within countries? How have policies affected people’s behaviour? How has the rapid but uneven rollout of vaccines globally changed our defence strategies against COVID-19? What may come next as more and more countries shift to “living with” the virus?
On the occasion of its second anniversary, the OxCGRT team will present the latest trends from their data, discuss what matters most about COVID-19 now, and what it’s like to be volunteering behind the scenes of the only live COVID-19 policy tracker in the world.