From the Introduction: "The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is presenting unprecedented health, economic, and social challenges throughout the world. Infections have claimed nearly three-quarters of a million lives and containment strategies have disrupted nearly every aspect of people's routines. As the pandemic continues to evolve through the second half of 2020, efforts to protect livelihoods imperiled by the coronavirus resurgence, safely return social activities to normal functioning, and support struggling economies across the globe must contend with uncertainties that, for many, point to an unparalleled pace of change. The crisis calls for collective ideas. This publication gathers blogs and short policy pieces contributed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff and experts in an attempt to tackle immediate challenges and prepare for what may lie beyond the horizon. It brings together snapshots of intellectual efforts that aim to help make sense of unprecedented times."
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