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The Governance of New Coronavirus Pandemic: Bridging Research and Policy

Thematic Series

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

Here're the articles in this collection:

  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  3. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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