Epidemic & Pandemic

Researchers from Osaka University showed an increase in major non-communicable diseases after the Fukushima disaster and COVID-19 outbreak
Osaka University
The research aim of this study is to identify socio-demographic groups vulnerable to floods and whether the groups vulnerable to floods and pandemics overlap or are disjoint.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
A new report has unified the WHO threat prevention model, after reviewing nearly 3,000 documents issued over the 23 years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic
El País
Small traces of many pathogens, such as viruses we may be infected with, are excreted when we go to the toilet. Ultimately, these agents find their way to municipal wastewater treatment plants where sewage samples can be taken and the levels measured.
Conversation Media Group, the
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Established pandemic models have yielded mixed results to track and forecast SARS-CoV-2. To prepare for future outbreaks, the disease-modeling community can improve their modeling capabilities by learning from the weather and climate research field.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
It was 20 years ago, when the SARS outbreak exposed key fragilities in the global healthcare supply chain. Yet today, nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic many of the same supply-chain fragilities remain.
World Economic Forum
Up to one in five adults with a history of poor mental health reported they were ‘much worse off’ financially a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to one in ten of those who had never had psychological problems in adulthood, according to new study.
University College London
Climate change – which is not just an environmental emergency, but a public health one too – is meeting existing drivers such as globalization, urbanization and inequality to fuel the transmission of disease.
World Economic Forum
Evaluación desarrollada para apoyar el diseño de políticas, programas y acciones que permitan a la Ciudad de México sobrevivir, resistir, recuperarse y adaptarse y crecer ante riesgos, tensiones crónicas, impactos actuales y futuros.
Secretaría de Gestión Integral de Riesgos y Protección Civil de la Ciudad de México Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
This analysis argues that investments to build country-level capacities in health security are critical to ensure that the global community is better poised to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks.
BMJ Global Health