Epidemic & Pandemic

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This brief provides governments with essential information to support their efforts to manage an increase in infectious medical waste due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This paper asks to what extent learning has occurred with regard to COVID-19. That is, of past experience with pandemics, whether countries learned from the pandemic experience of others, or from their own experience with other types of emergencies.
This study examines and assesses the crisis communication of U.S. colleges and universities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic using the best practices framework.
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This study uses a Lifeyears Index of disaster damage to assess the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic across countries against the costs of all other disasters that have occurred in all countries in the past 20 years.
Human brains struggle with speedy risk assessment. A study revealed that more than a third of Americans said the Covid-19 pandemic had made both simple and major decisions more stressful.
This paper presents an analysis and discussion of several key issues that will need to be addressed to adapt industrial policies to improve disaster preparedness and build resilience.
This paper focuses on how resilience considerations can be better integrated into industrial policy, building on the guidance offered by the Sendai Framework and the broader emergency management literature.
This paper investigages the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis on world industry based on a conceptual map that allows identification of key drivers at different levels of analysis.
In this paper, the authors develop a Resilience Capability Framework focusing on the specific ways in which industrial capabilities contribute to countries' overall economic resilience.
The dubious track record — and potential risks — of virus hunting, explained.