The COVID-19 pandemic in Norway: The dominance of social implications in framing the policy response

Abstract

Objectives To describe the impact and policy response to the COVID-19 Pandemic on Norway and the implications this has for future policy development and Norwegian society. Methods Documentary analysis of publicly available statistics, government documents and media sources. Results : Three different agendas motivated Norwegian policy: stemming the spread of the virus domestically, mitigating the impact on the economy and addressing the social costs of the policy response. Conclusions The oil and gas industry and the Sovereign Wealth Fund have permitted Norway to manage the costs of the pandemic. But may also lead to a shift in government priorities in health, social and economic policy.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2020.08.004
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Sociology and Policy
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: ©2020 Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license. ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ )
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19,Norway,Policy,Social impact,Biomedical Engineering,Health Policy
Publication ISSN: 2211-8837
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-12
Published Online Date: 2020-08-28
Accepted Date: 2020-08-01
Authors: Ursin, Gøril
Skjesol, Ingunn
Tritter, Jonathan (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1651-2428)

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