Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): Q&A on Global Implications and Responses [Updated May 14, 2020] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Introduction: "In December 2019, a new disease, later called COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], emerged in China and quickly spread around the world. The disease presents major consequences for global health, foreign relations, the global economy, and global security. International institutions and country governments are taking a variety of responses to address these challenges. In the 116th Congress, Members have introduced legislation to respond to COVID-19 in particular and to address global pandemic preparedness in general that are now occurring on a global scale. This report focuses on global implications of and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is organized into four broad parts that answer common questions regarding: (1) the disease and its global prevalence, (2) country and regional responses, (3) global economic and trade implications, and (4) issues that Congress might consider. For information on domestic COVID-19 cases and related responses, see CRS [Congressional Research Service] Insight IN11253, 'Domestic Public Health Response to COVID-19: Current Status and Resources Guide', by Kavya Sekar and Ada S. Cornell."
CRS Report for Congress, R46319
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/