Skip to main content

Community management and recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

Guest edited by Nicole Probst-Hensch, Sarah Tschudin Sutter, Berhane Beyene, Zun-You Wu, and Xiao-Nong Zhou

A thematic series in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

TS covid-19 community © © davit85 / stock.adobe.com

The COVID-19 pandemic that was declared on 11 March 2020 has affected countries on all continents. Targeted community interventions with sufficient transparency and public engagement and trust may help delay the exponential spread of the outbreak and “flatten the epidemic curve”. Key community mitigation strategies may include cancellation of non-essential events; social distancing measures; contact tracing; SARS-CoV-2 testing; community and education.

The majority of countries has instigated strict interventions (some forms of lockdown) to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Nevertheless, these interventions come with a cost. Participatory, transdisciplinary engagement between academic, government and community representatives contribute to identify rapidly effective, acceptable and feasible control strategies while keeping economic activities and the daily life going as much as possible. It matters a lot that how long these interventions continue and how governments help economies recover, people go back to their normal life, and prevent the second wave of the pandemic.

Infectious Diseases of Poverty is launching a new Thematic Series entitled Community management and recovery from COVID-19 pandemic to provide evidence for policy-making. The Series will focus on evidence on the trade-off between the harm due to COVID-19 and the associated economic damage due to the public health interventions; building resilient infrastructure and lifestyles with appropriate social care provisions; models of economic recovery; comprehensive epidemiology and transmission mechanisms, measurement of community prevalence and the ratio of susceptibles to non-susceptibles, risk assessment, etc. 

  1. Shanghai had a local outbreak of COVID-19 from January 21 to 24. Timely and precise strategies were taken to prevent further spread of the disease. We discussed and shared the experience of COVID-19 containmen...

    Authors: Ying Shi, Hong-Lin Jiang, Mei-Xia Yang, Lin-Juan Dong, Yue Chen, Yi-Biao Zhou and Qing-Wu Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:58

    Content type: Commentary

    Published on:

  2. The management of discharge COVID-19 patients with recurrent positive SARS-CoV-2 RNA is challenging. However, there are fewer scientific dissertations about the risk of recurrent positive. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Hong Zhao, Chi Zhang, Xian-Xiang Chen, Qi Zhu, Wen-Xiang Huang, Yi-Lan Zeng, Ying-Xia Liu, Guo-Jun Li, Wei-Jun Du, Jing Yao, Jia-Wen Li, Peng Peng and Gui-Qiang Wang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:45

    Content type: Research Article

    Published on:

  3. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has led to a significant number of mortalities worldwide. COVID-19 poses a serious threat to human...

    Authors: Zhen-Hui Lu, Chun-Li Yang, Gai-Ge Yang, Wen-Xu Pan, Li-Guang Tian, Jin-Xin Zheng, Shan Lv, Shao-Yan Zhang, Pei-Yong Zheng and Shun-Xian Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:31

    Content type: Study Protocol

    Published on:

  4. With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic showing no signs of abating, resuming neglected tropical disease (NTD) activities, particularly mass drug administration (MDA), is vital. Failure to resume...

    Authors: David Molyneux, Simon Bush, Ron Bannerman, Philip Downs, Joy Shu’aibu, Pelagie Boko-Collins, Ioasia Radvan, Leah Wohlgemuth and Chris Boyton

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:1

    Content type: Commentary

    Published on:

  5. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been affecting people's psychosocial health and well-being through various complex pathways. The present study aims to investigate the perceived psychosocial he...

    Authors: Gan-Yi Wang and Shang-Feng Tang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:148

    Content type: Research Article

    Published on:

  6. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in Brazil in February 2020. Since then, the disease has spread throughout the country, reaching the poorest areas. This study analyzes the relationship between...

    Authors: Carlos Dornels Freire de Souza, Michael Ferreira Machado and Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:124

    Content type: Research Article

    Published on:

  7. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently the most serious infectious disease in the world. An accurate diagnosis of this disease in the clinic is very important. This study aims to improve the differen...

    Authors: Kai-Cai Liu, Ping Xu, Wei-Fu Lv, Lei Chen, Xiao-Hui Qiu, Jin-Long Yao, Jin-Feng Gu, Bo Hu and Wei Wei

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:118

    Content type: Research Article

    Published on:

  8. Shenzhen is a city of 22 million people in south China that serves as a financial and trade center for East Asia. The city has extensive ties to Hubei Province, the first reported epicenter of the coronavirus ...

    Authors: Huachun Zou, Yuelong Shu and Tiejian Feng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:89

    Content type: Commentary

    Published on:

  9. Emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases represent a public health challenge of international concern. They include a large group of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), many of which are of zoonotic nature. ...

    Authors: John P. Ehrenberg, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Gilberto Fontes, Eliana M. M. Rocha, Marcel Tanner and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:86

    Content type: Commentary

    Published on:

  10. There is currently considerable international debate around school closures/openings and the role of children in the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Whilst evidence suggests that children ...

    Authors: Darren J. Gray, Johanna Kurscheid, Mary Lorraine Mationg, Gail M. Williams, Catherine Gordon, Matthew Kelly, Kinley Wangdi and Donald P. McManus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2020 9:81

    Content type: Opinion

    Published on: