This paper undertakes a survey of the COVID-19 pandemic literature. I find that stock market performance, COVID-19 policies and energy markets are most researched. I reason that this is because of availability of relatively high-frequency time-series data supported by appropriate econometric tools. I discuss a range of socioeconomic- and finance-related subjects of significant policy importance. In so doing, I identify specific and broad areas in need of immediate research. These future research topics have strong policy importance.