A Study of the Effectiveness of Governmental Strategies for Managing Mortality from COVID-19
We investigate the effectiveness of seven government containment and policy closure interventions against the novel coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) pandemic in the OECD countries, at several different time horizons. Our results indicate that only school closings and public transportation closings have a persistently significant impact. Stay-at-home policies only show a significant impact after 70 days. Workplace closings, restrictions on the size of gatherings, and restrictions on internal travel show no significant impact on mortality rates. Moreover, stricter measures are not significantly associated with lower growth rates in mortality.
Eastern Economic Journal
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Clyde, William; Kakolyris, Andreas; and Koimisis, Georgios, "A Study of the Effectiveness of Governmental Strategies for Managing Mortality from COVID-19" (2021). Kean Publications. 887.