The novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is the defining global health crisis of our current moment, and probably of the century. While we are neither virologists nor epidemiologists, the ultimate impact of this disease hinges on the political economy of healthcare systems.

In a recent TED Talk, Alanna adopted a global lens to explain the big picture implications for our present and future. Meanwhile, Jessica drew on deep local knowledge to drill down on specific implications for decentralized governments. At every level in between, we can help map risks and incentives across countries, identify incentives for widespread testing, and interpret official data from a comparative perspective.