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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.