Is the Worst Part Behind Us? Epidemiology, Data and Lebanon’s COVID-19 Response

Author
Sirine Anouti
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Abstract
Data from Lebanon suggests that the country is experiencing a significant decrease in COVID-19 spread. Epidemiologists are monitoring to see if infection rates remain low for at least two incubation periods before declaring a successful containment. The lockdown strategy has come at a great cost to middle-to-low income groups given the absence of any social safety measure and the sustainability of lockdown measures will require urgent relief support.
Topic
Public Health, Humanitarian Crisis, Pandemic, COVID-19
Political Geography
Middle East, Lebanon