Willis Research Network: Digital Dialogues - The geopolitics of COVID-19

On April 7, Simon Coote joined a panel on the geopolitics of COVID-19 hosted by the Emerging Risks Hub, Willis Research Network.

The panel explored questions about the near-term implications of COVID-19, with particular interest paid to highlighting countries that might be hit hardest by the pandemic.

Simon’s attention centred on sharing insights from our recently updated VAPOR ratings, which led to 21 country downgrades, 15 of which were European.

In figuring out where to focus or prioritise attention, he highlighted three questions related to country and society risks to consider as the crisis unfolds: Who is to blame, who takes credit, and who pays.