“Anti-Crisis Shield” as an Example of State Interventionism During the Crisis Caused by the Covid-19 Virus Pandemic in Poland
Purpose: The aim of the study is both theoretical and utilitarian. This paper aims to characterize the economic support instruments used during the COVID-19 pandemic from a theoretical point of view. From a practical point of view, the study aims to diagnose the economic and social effects of intervention by the State in the economy under the so-called "Anti-crisis shield" during the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic Poland. Methodology/approach: The study will use analyses of selected literature in the field of economic and social sciences, legal acts introducing instruments of economic support, content-related, including government studies on the economic effects of the pandemic, statistical data contained in professional papers in the field outlined in this paper. Main findings: The paper will analyze the applied instruments to support the economy during the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Originality/value: The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is the first crisis of its kind to affect all countries of the world, with repercussions in all areas of social, economic, and cultural life. For societies, nations, states, or individual citizens, it is something new, unknown, dangerous, and dreadful. The scientific community lacks professional, scientific, synthetic papers on the economic impact of the COVID-19 induced pandemic and its mitigation options. This paper would be a scientific proposal to reduce the negative economic impact of a pandemic with the possibility of applying it in practice.