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Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s pandemic policies struggle with the same legislative and regulatory challenges as traditional laws.

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Decades-long efforts in Vietnam to improve local governance have kept recorded coronavirus cases low.

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Colombia lacks procedures for ensuring coordination among different levels of government.

Responding to COVID-19 Without Public Trust

Responding to COVID-19 Without Public Trust

Despite a robust regulatory scheme, Chilean officials struggle to follow experts and respond to COVID-19 effectively.

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Self-interested and apathetic policies by its executive made Brazil one of the most infected countries in the world.

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Democratic process and federalism concerns raise questions about the Swiss government’s COVID-19 policies.

Regulatory Delivery Lessons From COVID-19 Responses

Regulatory Delivery Lessons From COVID-19 Responses

Amid uncertainty, countries must learn from previous inadequacies in risk-based regulation and compliance measures.

Mexico’s Untimely Fight Against Coronavirus

Mexico’s Untimely Fight Against Coronavirus

Mexico’s citizens and economy suffer because the President failed to invoke the only constitutional tool to fight COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Access to Medical Care in the United States

COVID-19 and Access to Medical Care in the United States

Although Congress has failed to take big steps to ensure access to COVID-19 care, states are taking small but significant steps.

Old Norms and New Challenges in Spain’s Response to COVID-19

Old Norms and New Challenges in Spain’s Response to COVID-19

Executive and legislative branches of Spain’s government wield debatable legal authority in times of crisis.

The Trump Administration’s Pandemic Response Is Structured to Fail

The Trump Administration’s Pandemic Response Is Structured to Fail

Poor organizational choices have hampered the government’s management of COVID-19.

The Disjointed Dutch Policies to Fight COVID-19

The Disjointed Dutch Policies to Fight COVID-19

The Dutch need to coordinate their different regulatory and behavioral responses to tackle COVID-19.