Covid19 Pandemic Policy Monitor (COV-PPM): European level tracking of non-pharmaceutical interventions [article]

Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Sven Rohleder, Stella Duwendag, Amir Mohsenpour, Victoria Saint, Andreas Gold, Sukhvir Kaur, Niklas Nutsch, Diogo Costa
2021 medRxiv   pre-print
AbstractThe Covid-19 Pandemic Policy Monitor (COV-PPM) prospectively documents the measures taken to contain SARS-Cov-2 transmission across countries in EU27, EEA and UK. In Germany, measures have also been documented at the federal state and, partially, at the district levels. Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) implemented since March 2020 have been retrieved and updated weekly from official governments webpages, Ministries of Health, National (Public) Health Institutes or
more » ... NPI categories refer to restrictions, closures or changes in functioning implemented in thirteen domains: public events (gatherings in indoor or outdoor spaces); public institutions (kindergartens, schools, universities); public transport (trains, buses, trams, metro); citizens movement/mobility (e.g. pedestrians, cars, ships); border closures (air, land or sea, all incoming travels, from high-risk regions, only non-nationals); measures to improve the healthcare system (e.g. human resources or technical reinforcement, redistribution, material or infrastructural); measures for risk/vulnerable groups (e.g. elderly, chronically ill, pregnant); economic measures (e.g. lay-off rules establishment, actions to avoid job-loss, tax relaxation); testing policies (e.g. testing criteria changes); nose and mouth protection rules, vaccination and others/miscellaneous measures.
doi:10.1101/2021.05.20.21257507 fatcat:4423vihbxzfo5d3vh4x2p7wynq