Evidence about economic and social responses

Below we provide the ‘best’ living evidence syntheses currently available (i.e., the highest quality, most regularly updated living evidence syntheses) about economic and social responses to COVID-19. All other evidence syntheses can be found in the searchable COVID-END inventory of evidence syntheses, which is organized using the COVID-END taxonomy of decisions.

Topic addressedCriteria for 'best evidence synthesis' Details to support relevance assessmentAdditional decision-relevant details Citation
Date of last search Quality (AMSTAR) rating Evidence-certainty (e.g., GRADE) assessment availableKey findings
Living evidence synthesis             Type of synthesis             Type of question
Reducing transmission in educational settings2021-07-22
7/9No When infection prevention and control measures are in place and adhered to, the risk of transmission among children in schools, daycares and camps, and from children to adults more generally is probably lowYes (row content last checked on 2022-08-08)Rapid review Other National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. Living Rapid Review Update 17: What is the specific role of daycares and schools in COVID-19 transmission? Hamilton, ON: McMaster University; 2021.
 2022-01-038/10NoThe risk of transmission of COVID-19 within post-secondary institutions and the effects of strategies to mitigate on-campus outbreaks are currently uncertain, while variable reports have been found for test positivity among students and/or faculty and staffYes (row content last checked on 2022-08-08)Rapid reviewOtherNational Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. Living rapid review update 4: What is known about the risk of transmission of COVID-19 within post-secondary institutions and the strategies to mitigate on-campus outbreaks?Hamilton, ON: McMaster University; 2022.