Comparative report of the COVID-19 Pandemic Responses in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom


Mathilde Bourrier
Michael Deml
Farnaz Mahdavian


Covid-19, pandemic response, risk communication, PAN-FIGHT, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom


The purpose of this report is to compare the risk communication strategies and public health mitigation measures implemented by Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic based on publicly available documents. The report compares the country responses both in relation to one another and to the recommendations and guidance of the World Health Organization where available. The comparative report is an output of Work Package 1 from the research project PAN-FIGHT (Fighting pandemics with enhanced risk communication: Messages, compliance and vulnerability during the COVID-19 outbreak), which is financially supported by the Norwegian Research Council's extraordinary programme for corona research

Author Biographies

Mathilde Bourrier

Professor II
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Quality and Health Technology
University of Stavanger

Michael Deml

Associated Researcher
Universite de Geneve

Farnaz Mahdavian

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

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November 30, 2022

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