A Healthcare worker help to check in with the assistant from the Florida Army National Guard as vehicles line up at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Marlins Park as the coronavirus pandemic continues on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Miami. Credit: David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The policy responses taken by the United States and also countries across the Americas in response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic will have global significance as well as national and local consequences. Here we bring together research on key developments and their broader implications for international relations, especially global trade and international institutions, as well as political and economic developments across the Americas.

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, states grapple to find strategies for coping with the global pandemic and its fallout. Estimates of the individual, social, economic and political impact of the coronavirus are uncertain and will depend on the trajectory of the outbreak and also on the role of international institutions, governments, corporations, public health officials, scientists, cities, and universities. We examine the political and economic responses to the current crisis, as well as the implications of the pandemic on critical issues in the Americas and in international affairs.

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