The South African government has spent over 400 million dollars on PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during the pandemic, according to the newspaper Mail & Guardian which is tracking covid-19 related procurements.
If you want to do this on an EU level, you can read through the list of CPV codes available here and then search for contracts in TED. CPV codes are a standardised system to categorise procurements developed by the European Union.
Unfortunately there is no single CPV code that relates to a pandemic. In fact a quick browse in the database shows that member states' usage of CPV codes are a bit all over the place, at least when it comes to the purchase of protective masks:
You may already have seen that FiveThirtyEight's election forecast is now up and running (giving Joe Biden a 69 percent chance of winning at the moment). If you want to delve further into how this forecast comes about we recommend listening to the Model Talk where Nate Silver explains why he is more conservative about Biden's odds of winning than many others and how the uncertainty of the covid epidemic plays into the model: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/politics-podcast-the-2020-presidential-forecast-is-live/
We've updated our analysis and data on excess mortality in Europe. The short version: most regions back to normal with Czechia, Poland, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal and UK as notable exceptions.