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The size of a country’s public sector is unrelated to their Covid performance


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IEA research featured in The Telegraph

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for ConHome

Besides the vaccine roll-out, which has been a relative success, the UK has been coping “extremely badly” with this pandemic, writes IEA Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz.

But as Kristian explains in an article for Conservative Home, this is not due to “austerity” or the size of the state, as some commentators on the left like to claim.

Kristian notes that it was not “government largesse” that saved the best performers, but rather specific policy packages, including early travel restrictions and effective test-and-trace-and-isolate systems.

Read the full article here.



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