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The Soviet Union had the Central Committee and the Politburo. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was the executive leadership of the USSR while the Politburo was a political bureau and the highest policy-making authority in the Communist Party that was founded in October of 1917 and people in the bureau were elected by the ...


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I would say Sweden has done this depending on how you define decentralization. The public health agency in Sweden is relatively autonomous, meaning they make decisions and recommendations and the government accepts those and implements those relatively unquestioning. The position by the national public health agency has been to not shut the country down and ...


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Yes. Scotland. And Wales. And Northern Ireland. The UK Government, in London, has decided that the virus reproduction number, R, averaged over the entire UK, has dropped enough to allow relaxation of lockdown. However, the value of R may vary across different parts of the UK. It could be dangerously high in some places, while the average value is pulled ...


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Arguably, Russia did. Traditional Russian response to any problem in the last 20 years is to do everything on federal level to be able to praise V. V. Putin. All decision making process is centralized. However, nCoV pandemic with its restrictions of public freedoms and economic activity seems to be too toxic for that, so it's one of very rare cases where ...


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Arguably, the United States of America has. Sort of. It's confusing. The federal government, or rather the president and some of his cabinet, has largely left the response up to individual states. It's less of a conclusion, and more a result of chaos and denial at the Federal level. It is difficult to write this up in a neutral tone, to find sources with ...


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The closest I'm aware of is a study sponsored by The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia) which has developed a GRID Index (Global Response to Infectious Diseases) in order to rank international governments' response to the pandemic. The full article has a bit more analysis and an explanation of their methodology, but the key findings ...


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Yes, in Bolivia: A police force has come up with a unique way of reminding citizens of the importance of social distancing -dressing up as the coronavirus itself. In bizarre footage shared earlier this week, two uniformed officers disguised themselves as the deadly virus And Indonesia: An Indonesian police officer wearing a COVID-19 themed ...


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