Recent experiences during a variety of disease outbreaks, ranging from Ebola to influenza, have underscored the potential for epidemics to have an impact on daily life, even for those who are not themselves infected.1,2 In severe situations, epidemics or pandemics can even affect overall community functioning. For example, a rapidly expanding pandemic can result in shuttered schools, cancelled events, food insecurity, and social distrust in communities. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print May 21, 2020: e1-e2. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2020.305740).
Publication Ethics During Public Health Emergencies Such as the COVID-19 Pandemic.Am J Public Health. 2020 May 14:e1-e2. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305686. Online ahead of print. Am J Public Health. 2020. PMID: 32407155
Producing Independent, Systematic Review Evidence: Cochrane's Response to COVID-19.Am J Public Health. 2020 May 14:e1-e2. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305734. Online ahead of print. Am J Public Health. 2020. PMID: 32407142
Strengthening China's Public Health Response System: From SARS to COVID-19.Am J Public Health. 2020 Mar 26:e1-e2. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305654. Online ahead of print. Am J Public Health. 2020. PMID: 32213081
School practices to promote social distancing in K-12 schools: review of influenza pandemic policies and practices.BMC Public Health. 2018 Mar 27;18(1):406. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5302-3. BMC Public Health. 2018. PMID: 29587707 Free PMC article. Review.
Pandemics: Risks, Impacts, and Mitigation.In: Jamison DT, Gelband H, Horton S, Jha P, Laxminarayan R, Mock CN, Nugent R, editors. Disease Control Priorities: Improving Health and Reducing Poverty. 3rd edition. Washington (DC): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank; 2017 Nov 27. Chapter 17. Disease Control Priorities: Improving Health and Reducing Poverty. 3rd edition. 2017. PMID: 30212163 Free Books & Documents. Review.