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Title: Meta-synthesis of COVID-19 lessons: charting sustainable management of future pandemics
Authors: Ziafati Bafarasat, Abbas
Keywords: COVID-19
Epidemiological determinants
Mitigation strategies
SWOT analysis
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Routledge
Abstract: Development of the COVID-19 vaccines has been creating a lot of hope for an ultimate return to normality, but returning to normality as we had before would mean we will continue to ignore life-ravaging lessons, as we did for severe acute respiratory syndrome, Ebola, and Middle East respiratory syndrome. This meta-synthesis of COVID-19 lessons charts sustainable pandemic management in terms of choosing strategies that are situated in their contextual specifications and beginning preparations for future application of such strategies from now. To guide selection of a situated strategy, the paper provides a comprehensive list of epidemiological determinants (e.g. communicativeness, poverty, supply chain, density, wind, remoteness); consolidates knowledge about strategies of elimination, suppression and mitigation; and proposes a quantified SWOT analysis of epidemiological determinants that produces coordinates for strategy identification in a Cartesian plane divided into twelve strategy quarters. To guide prior preparations for future application of pandemic management strategies, the paper consolidates lessons learned in implementation of situated strategies and proposes preparations at the national level for elimination, at the local/community level for suppression, and at the regional level for mitigation. Highlights: Lessons of COVID-19 (coronavirus) chart sustainable management of future pandemics. Epidemiological determinants and their mechanisms of impact are listed. Knowledge about elimination, suppression and mitigation strategies is consolidated. A quantified SWOT and Cartesian plane enable selecting context-specific strategies. Preparations for future elimination, suppression and mitigation are listed
ISSN: 1226-5934
Appears in Collections:City and Regional Planning / Şehir ve Bölge Planlama
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
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