This programme of work examines the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. We look at the cost-effectiveness of the measures introduced to control the virus and estimate the burden on healthcare facilities in real-time.
Key activities include:
- Applying statistical methods to estimate the burden of COVID-19 under various scenarios of spread and severity and the associated demands on healthcare resources (hospital beds, consultations).
- Monitoring and analysing the impact of COVID-19 - and the measures put in place to control it - on financial markets and the wider economy, including aspects such as: productivity loss and changes in consumption.
- Addressing the question: which measures are most effective in reducing cases, hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19?
- Led by UAntwerp: Indications for healthcare surge capacity in European countries facing an exponential increase in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, March 2020
- Led by LSHTM: The impact of Covid-19, associated behaviours and policies on the UK economy: A computable general equilibrium model
- Led by LSHTM: The potential health and economic value of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination alongside physical distancing in the UK: transmission model-based future scenario analysis and economic evaluation
- Led by UAntwerp: Ceci n'est pas un lit. Base capacity healthcare matters in a pandemic Ceci n'est pas un lit. Base capacity healthcare matters in a pandemic
- Led by LSHTM: The potential health and economic value of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination alongside physical distancing in the UK: a transmission model-based future scenario analysis and economic evaluation
The health economics workstream is led by the University of Antwerp and supported by LSHTM.
In this video, filmed 17th March 2021, hear Professor Philippe Beutels explain more about this programme of work.