The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every corner of the world, first being discovered in Asia, before spreading rapidly across the globe. Almost every country in the world is in a state of crisis, attempting to keep their citizens safe and reduce transmission while also dealing with international politics and the sharp demand for sanitization products and vaccine development leads. Each country is faced with a lot of decisions, and hundreds of thousands of lives depend on which path they choose to take. A large number of countries entered into lockdowns in the spring as the pandemic spread all around the globe. The governments of these countries know that asking the people of their nations to stay in their homes and not see their friends and family will inevitably lead to a large amount of civil unrest. After the lockdown throughout most of the spring, these countries must make many decisions in regards to their reopening process, determining which businesses can open, as well as public gathering regulations and what will happen to keep covid under control as they begin to enter the ‘new normal’. The speed and strictness of a country’s reopening can decide how successful they are perceived with ‘defeating Covid-19’, as long as they can manage to keep their infection rates low after reopening. Overall, it is up to each country to make choices and set the rules in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic, and each choice they make could have severe consequences. 

United Kingdom Policy Analysis

Germany Policy Analysis

New Zealand Policy Analysis