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.
|Journal||Health Policy and Technology|
|Early online date||28 Aug 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 28 Aug 2020|
Bibliographical note©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/ )
Ursin, G., Skjesol, I., & Tritter, J. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic in Norway: The dominance of social implications in framing the policy response. Health Policy and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlpt.2020.08.004