Governments around the world went in big, hard and fast in their initial efforts to blunt the economic hit from the global pandemic, drumming up roughly $10 trillion in spending plans through June … Government and central bank officials are now devising more targeted follow-up programs they hope will help the industries and people still displaced in the global downturn. With tens of millions remaining unemployed, this second round of government aid will still be counted in the trillions of dollars.