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RMS has established this critical information and insights page to provide the latest COVID-19 developments. As the situation continues to evolve, our goal is to help you strengthen your understanding and manage the impacts from COVID-19. See below for our latest risk assessment reports, COVID-19 blogs, webinar series, RMS media coverage, and additional resources to get you up to speed on the risk surrounding COVID-19 and how to respond.

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Dexamethasone: The First Life-Saving Drug for Very Sick COVID-19 Patients

In the history of medicine, there have been many major discoveries that were made serendipitously. Drugs which have been developed to treat one illness have proven effective for quite another. This apparently haphazard nature of medical discovery gives rise to what can appear to be a random walk of medical progress, a phenomenon which is captured in the RMS LifeRisks longevity model. Dexamethasone belongs to a class of medicines known as corticosteroids,…

A Model Approach

COVID-19 is shining a spotlight on the need for predictive infectious disease modeling to help insurers project the onset and spread of costly outbreaks.

21st Century Pandemic
Twenty-First Century Pandemic Risk Management

The tactics of warfare are learned on the latest field of battle. The same is true for the management of pandemics, where defensive measures require the full engagement of the state. Outside of Africa, the last deadly epidemic in 2003 was caused by another coronavirus: SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). SARS brought a “partial pandemic,” as the outbreak was largely restricted to some cities in China and a few neighboring countries. However, for the…

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Coronavirus Blog Series

Review the latest COVID-19 blogs from pandemic risk and medical experts at RMS 

Covid-19 Coronavirus Webinar
The COVID-19 Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Since it first appeared December 2019, the COVID-19 has spread to over 200 countries. The outbreak is having a major impact on the economy and the global health environment. Costs continue to rise, and there are many questions regarding its impact on the global (re)insurance markets. Topics discussed will include: Status on the current situation Modeling the spread of COVID-19: What have we learned? Implications for Insurance Q&A with a panel…

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Infectious Disease Modeling

Examine the science behind pandemic risk assessment

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COVID-19 Assessment Report

RMS looks at the spread and overall mortality using the RMS Infectious Disease Model

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ICMIF Webinar

RMS and Willis Re discuss the insurance implications of COVID-19


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