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Did countries with populist leaders suffer more from COVID?

Meyer, Brett (2021) Did countries with populist leaders suffer more from COVID? LSE COVID-19 Blog (23 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Some thought the pandemic would expose the weaknesses of populist leaders. But they took very different approaches to managing COVID, and the evidence about the results is mixed. Brett Meyer (Tony Blair Institute for Global Change) finds that populist leaders who downplayed the pandemic in the early months had more cases and deaths, but so did those who adopted a serious but illiberal response.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2021 13:51
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:23

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