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Amidst Political and Economic Turmoil, Iran’s COVID-19 Response Signals the Dangers of Deprioritizing Public Health

January 6, 2020

Hui Wen Zheng In late February, a video circulated online showing the Iranian deputy health minister in a news conference sweating profusely with what would later be confirmed as a case of COVID-19. It served as an early indicator of...

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Ghana: Testing Innovations Against Economic Limitations

January 6, 2020

Andrew Yin On 19 April, Ghana became the first African country to lift its coronavirus lockdown, which lasted for twenty-one days in Accra and Kumasi. Since then, the country has recorded thousands of new cases. However, its death rate remains...

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All you need to know about the Master of Public Policy Degree

January 5, 2020

The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy’s two-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is highly interdisciplinary, bridging the spheres of domestic policy and international or global policy in order to address the complex issues facing modern governments and...

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India in the Pandemic: Successful States vs Flailing Central Government

January 5, 2020

Aryan Dhar While the COVID-19 pandemic was raging across Europe in March, India’s 1.3 billion people were optimistic—the country had put forth an aggressive response and managed to keep its case count low. India had implemented one of the most...

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Overcompensation or Necessary Precaution? Tracing China’s Response to COVID-19

January 5, 2020

Hui Wen Zheng As China enters a new nationalist era under Xi Jinping’s ethos of strength and prosperity, its reputation as the source of COVID-19 comes at an inconvenient time. After initial suppression, China shared news of COVID-19 and its...

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COVID-19 Federalism: Disparate Government Responses in Canada

January 4, 2020

Marium Nur Vahed The decentralized government response to COVID-19 in Canada has led to considerable discrepancies in caseload and preparedness across the country. By 1 June, the country had experienced 91,705 cases and 7,326 deaths. Despite a strong economy and...

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Contradictory Messaging and Uncoordinated Response has Skyrocketed COVID-19 Cases in Brazil

January 3, 2020

Purushoth Thavendran Brazil’s chaotic response to the COVID-19 pandemic suffers from misaligned priorities, political vendettas, and constant contradiction among all levels of government. Since its first confirmed case on 25 February, Brazil has recorded 514 846 cases as of 1...

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German Pandemic Efficiency: Fiscal Capacity, Logistical Coordination, and Infrastructure

January 2, 2020

Zoe johnson Germany’s response to COVID-19 has been widely praised as a model for pragmatic, effective governance. As of 25 June, Europe’s largest economy has seen 193 807 cases and 9 012 deaths, having tested 5 412 655 people. A...

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From U of T to UN: Undergraduates attend COP25 climate talks in Madrid

December 20, 2019

Along with the world leaders, reporters, activists, Greta Thunberg and academics, six University of Toronto undergraduates travelled to Madrid earlier this month to observe the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP25.

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Wilson Prichard book ‘Taxing Africa’ one of Foreign Affairs’ Best Books of 2019

December 20, 2019

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/lists/2019-12-19/best-books-2019

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