A world health organization (WHO) worker watches as a shipment of medical supplies arrive in Africa to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Nairobi, Kenya, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Maurice Obstfeld (PIIE)

G20 leaders lack a detailed game plan to carry out their call for public health collaboration on the COVID-19 pandemic. The forthcoming G20 summit should deploy international resources, especially for low-income countries, which are less equipped to handle the disease. The G20 should plan for a post-crisis recovery effort and undertake a study of what has gone wrong.

The Peterson Institute for International Economics will be closed to staff and visitors as of 6pm Friday, March 13. All PIIE personnel will work remotely, with access to telephone messages, until further notice.

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