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The Governance of New Coronavirus Pandemic: Bridging Research and Policy

Guest edited by:

  • Dr. Hao Li, Global Health Institute, Wuhan University, China
  • Dr. Xinguang Chen, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida, United States
  • Dr.Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Abu S. Abdullah, Global Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China

In December 2019, the first patient infected with coronavirus (2019-nCoV, or COVID-19, or SARS-COV-2) was identified in Wuhan, China.   The outbreak developed from a localized epidemic to a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) as declared by the World Health Organization and has generated an extensive impact on the world. It is a typical emerging infectious disease that has been found to have a long incubation period and which can be transmitted via droplets, or person-to-person contact, etc. To generate policy recommendations and provide input for different countries to put in place a comprehensive governance framework on the outbreak so as to undertake effective measures, the Global Health Research and Policy (GHRP), through a thematic series, publishes recent progress and findings about the epidemic with the following themes:

  1. Relevant estimation and evaluation models, such as outbreak simulations, disease burden, socioeconomic burden, etc. 
  2. Governance system research, such as multilateral collaboration mechanisms among public and private players.
  3. Health system strengthening, such as the development of an emergency response system, financing, assistance, etc.
  4. Surveillance, public reporting and formulation of relevant laws and regulations 
  5. Comparative study between COVID-19 and SARS, Ebola, MERS, etc. focusing on the prevention and control so as to generate governance policy recommendations
  6. Relevant guidelines at the hospital, community and individual levels
  7. Comprehensive summary of each country’s actions and experience in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and their implications to other countries
  8. Understanding of the impact of the outbreak in China, the globe, and other countries
  9. Other relevant clinical and laboratory research which can generate policy implications

This series was published in Global Health Research and Policy.

  1. With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, some COVID-19 patients have become reinfected with the virus. Viral gene sequencing has found that some of these patients were reinfected by the different and ot...

    Authors: Xiangying Ren, Jie Zhou, Jing Guo, Chunmei Hao, Mengxue Zheng, Rong Zhang, Qiao Huang, Xiaomei Yao, Ruiling Li and Yinghui Jin
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2022 7:12
  2. Delta and Omicron variants of 2019-nCoV are still spreading globally, and many imported infections have been identified in China as well. In order to control the spread chain from imported to local, China has ...

    Authors: Hao Li, Jiaxin He, Jiayu Chen, Shuning Pan, Jiehan Feng and Shuang Liu
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2022 7:8
  3. The risk of outbreaks escalating into pandemics has soared with globalization. Therefore, understanding transmission mechanisms of infectious diseases has become critical to formulating global public health po...

    Authors: Claudia Chaufan, Ilinca A. Dutescu, Hanah Fekre, Saba Marzabadi and K. J. Noh
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:48
  4. The World Health Organization described herd immunity, also known as population immunity, as the indirect fortification from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccin...

    Authors: Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, Isaac Olushola Ogunkola, Ekpereonne Babatunde Esu, Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi, Xu Lin and Hao Li
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:46
  5. Agricultural food production and distribution industries may play a vital role in determining the current conditions of any country’s food security and sustainable development goals. This paper examined the de...

    Authors: Apurbo Sarkar, Wang Hongyu, Abdul Azim Jony, Jiban Chandro Das, Waqar Hussain Memon and Lu Qian
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:45
  6. COVID-19 has seriously affected people's mental health and changed their behaviors. Previous studies for mental state and behavior promotion only targeted limited people or were not suitable for daily activity...

    Authors: Qian Yang, Zhihua Wu, Ying Xie, Xiaohua Xiao, Jinnan Wu, Tian Sang, Kejun Zhang, Haidong Song, Xifeng Wu and Xin Xu
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:37
  7. The highly contagious nature of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) places physicians in South Asia at high risk of contracting the infection. Accordingly, we conducted this study ...

    Authors: Nadia Nazir Jatoi, Saniya Ahmad, Emad ud-din Sajid, Farah Yasmin, Muhammad Sohaib Asghar, Syed Ali Farhan, Bushra Zafar Sayeed, Momina Mariam Marufi, Kaneez Fatima and Syed Faisal Mahmood
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:36
  8. The current pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has shown epidemiological and clinical characteristics that appear worsened in ...

    Authors: Akin Abayomi, Akin Osibogun, Oluchi Kanma-Okafor, Jide Idris, Abimbola Bowale, Ololade Wright, Bisola Adebayo, Mobolanle Balogun, Segun Ogboye, Remi Adeseun, Ismael Abdus-Salam, Bamidele Mutiu, Babatunde Saka, Dayo Lajide, Sam Yenyi, Rotimi Agbolagorite…
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:26

    The Correction to this article has been published in Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:28

  9. The Arab region is highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local governments have already started to act against the disease. However, only a few countries provided COVID-19 vaccination. Compliance with vacc...

    Authors: M. Ihsan Kaadan, Joud Abdulkarim, Maher Chaar, Obada Zayegh and Mouhammed Ali Keblawi
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:23
  10. To put COVID-19 patients into hospital timely, the clinical diagnosis had been implemented in Wuhan in the early epidemic. Here we compared the epidemiological characteristics of laboratory-confirmed and clini...

    Authors: Fang Shi, Haoyu Wen, Rui Liu, Jianjun Bai, Fang Wang, Sumaira Mubarik, Xiaoxue Liu, Yong Yu, Qiumian Hong, Jinhong Cao and Chuanhua Yu
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:18
  11. The COVID-19 pandemic is considerably the biggest global health challenge of this modern era. Spreading across all regions of the world, this corona virus disease has disrupted even some of the most advanced e...

    Authors: Mohammed AlKhaldi, Nigel James, Vijay Kumar Chattu, Sara Ahmed, Hamza Meghari, Kirsty Kaiser, Carel IJsselmuiden and Marcel Tanner
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:12
  12. Although more and more attention has been paid to the psychological consequences of the lockdown policy amongst pregnant women, the underlying mechanism linking the lockdown policy to maternal depression has n...

    Authors: Yongjie Zhou, Ruoxi Wang, Lei Liu, Ting Ding, Lijuan Huo, Ling Qi, Jie Xiong, Jie Yan, Lingyun Zeng, Jiezhi Yang, Suyi Song and Gaolanxin Dai
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:11
  13. Education institutions promptly implemented a set of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among international Chinese students, such as restrictive physical exercise, mask wear, daily health reporting, etc....

    Authors: Tanwne Sarker, Apurbo Sarkar, Md. Ghulam Rabbany, Milon Barmon, Rana Roy, Md. Ashfikur Rahman, Kh. Zulfikar Hossain, Fazlul Hoque and Muhammad Asaduzzaman
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:10
  14. Epidemiological data indicate that a large part of population needs to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. Hence, it is of high importance for public health officials to know whether people are going to ge...

    Authors: Georgia Kourlaba, Eleni Kourkouni, Stefania Maistreli, Christina-Grammatiki Tsopela, Nafsika-Maria Molocha, Christos Triantafyllou, Markela Koniordou, Ioannis Kopsidas, Evangelia Chorianopoulou, Stefania Maroudi-Manta, Dimitrios Filippou and Theoklis E. Zaoutis
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2021 6:3
  15. To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 related deaths in Wuhan, China and comprehend the changing trends of this epidemic along with analyzing the prevention and control measures in Wuhan.

    Authors: Jianjun Bai, Fang Shi, Jinhong Cao, Haoyu Wen, Fang Wang, Sumaira Mubarik, Xiaoxue Liu, Yong Yu, Jianbo Ding and Chuanhua Yu
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:54

    The Correction to this article has been published in Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:55

  16. A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was firstly identified in Wuhan by the end of 2019. China has implemented a series of preventive measures to deter COVID-19 spread and its consequences since the beginning of the...

    Authors: Mohamed S. Bangura, Maria J. Gonzalez, Nasra M. Ali, Ran Ren and Youlin Qiao
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:47
  17. Air pollution is the most significant environmental risk factor for all-cause mortality, and it has caused substantial disability-adjusted life-years and economic loss. Air pollution intensified the mortality ...

    Authors: Abhinav Karan, Kabeer Ali, Surujpal Teelucksingh and Sateesh Sakhamuri
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:39
  18. Understanding the pattern of COVID-19 infection progression is critical for health policymakers. Reaching the exponential peak of cases, flattening the curve, and treating all of the active cases are the keys ...

    Authors: Novi Reandy Sasmita, Muhammad Ikhwan, Suyanto Suyanto and Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:38
  19. In the early months of the pandemic, most reported cases and deaths due to COVID-19 occurred in high-income countries. However, insufficient testing could have led to an underestimation of true infections in m...

    Authors: Madhu Gupta, Brian Wahl, Binita Adhikari, Naor Bar-Zeev, Sudip Bhandari, Alexandra Coria, Daniel J. Erchick, Nidhi Gupta, Shreya Hariyani, E. Wangeci Kagucia, Japhet Killewo, Rupali Jayant Limaye, Eric D. McCollum, Raghukul Pandey, William S. Pomat, Krishna D. Rao…
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:33
  20. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China. The mass population mobility in China during the Spring Festival has been considered a driver to the transmission of COVID-19, but i...

    Authors: Junfeng Jiang and Lisha Luo
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:30

    The Correction to this article has been published in Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:32

  21. Many studies have modeled and predicted the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in the U.S. using data that begins with the first reported cases. However, the shortage of testing services to detect i...

    Authors: Ding-Geng Chen, Xinguang Chen and Jenny K. Chen
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:25
  22. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused staggering human and economic costs. We outline four key lessons learned from efforts to address the pandemic in China and the US. First, effective surveillance, reporting, and...

    Authors: Zhuo Chen, Cong Cao and Gonghuan Yang
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:22
  23. The novel coronavirus is a pandemic that has started to creep into Africa thus making the virus a truly global, health security threat. The number of new 2019-nCoV cases has been rising in Africa, though curre...

    Authors: Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi and Xu Lin
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:21
  24. To contain the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China, many unprecedented intervention measures are adopted by the government. However, these measures may interfere in the normal medical serv...

    Authors: Zeye Liu, Shuai Huang, Wenlong Lu, Zhanhao Su, Xin Yin, Huiying Liang and Hao Zhang
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:20
  25. Similar to outbreaks of many other infectious diseases, success in controlling the novel 2019 coronavirus infection requires a timely and accurate monitoring of the epidemic, particularly during its early peri...

    Authors: Xinguang Chen and Bin Yu
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:7
  26. The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV, or COVID-19) epidemic first broke out in Wuhan and has been spreading in whole China and the world. The numbers of new infections and deaths in Wuhan are still increasing, whi...

    Authors: Hengbo Zhu, Li Wei and Ping Niu
    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2020 5:6