Davalgi, S., Undi, M., Annadani, R., & Nawaz, A. S. (2020). Comparison of Measures adopted to combat COVID 19 Pandemic by different countries in WHO regions. Indian Journal of Community Health, 32(2), 288–299. You will learn how hospital preparedness, complete restriction of non-essential travel, strict border control measures and social distancing measures play a vital role in containment of the spread. All the countries faced the novel strain of virus and implemented similar strategies as per the guidance of WHO, but the extent of preparedness, swiftness with which the decisions were made and the scale of measures have made the difference.
Gates, B. (Speaker). (2020). How we must respond to the coronavirus pandemic [Video]. TED Connects. This video is from philanthropist, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 Pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers.
Himes-Cornell, A., Ormond, C., Hoelting, K., Ban, N. C., Zachary Koehn J., Allison, E. H., Larson, E. C., Monson, D. H., Huntington, H. P., & Okey, T. A. (2018). Factors affecting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery using the community capitals framework. Coastal Management, 46(5), 335-358. You will learn the community capitals framework to understand how community characteristics influence their preparedness, response to, and recovery from successive or multiple disasters case studies.
Quick, J. (2020). What we can learn from the 20th century's deadliest pandemic history's lessons for fighting a pandemic -- WSJ. Dow Jones Institutional News. You will examine pandemics from 1918, the Spanish flu that killed more than 50 million people around the world, and how the lessons of that outbreak could save countless lives in the fight against the corona virus.
Perry, F., R.N., LFACHE. (2015). The ethics of resource allocation in disasters. Healthcare Executive, 30(3), 54-55. You will learn why patients get limited resources in the event of a disaster. The article identifies the reasons why disaster triage should be medically acceptable and ethically permissible and must be developed well in advance of emergencies, providing clarity, direction, and support for caregiver decision making and identify alternative sources and forms of care for patients.