Lessons Learnt: Special Issue report filters international greatest practices on COVID-19 response

A panel of specialists have ‘filtered’ essentially the most compelling coverage and expertise responses to COVID-19 worldwide, as governments proceed to grapple with the devastating impacts of the pandemic.

The ‘Special Issue on the COVID-19 pandemic: Global health policy and technology responses in the making’, launched as we speak by main scientific publication platform Elsevier, appointed 4 international specialists from the fields of Health Economics, Sociology and Policy, and Business Analytics – two of whom are primarily based on the University of Newcastle – as a Guest Editorial Board to analyse the impression of COVID-19 coverage and expertise responses throughout greater than 25 nations.

In his function as lead editor and contributing writer, Professor Francesco Paolucci mentioned whereas the pandemic impacted each nation otherwise, there have been plenty of collective classes that might present helpful insights into the previous, current, and future decision-making processes undertaken by governments.

“Countries that have had lower cases appear to have had a clear objective to their policy response. While it is clear that it is crucial to manage both the health response and the economic response, it is also possible to do both, one doesn’t have to come at the expense of the other,” mentioned Professor Paolucci.

“Our research also found that it appears mortality rates depend on the capacity of the health care system and how governments redirected resources and/or amended legislation to protect the vulnerable.

“By examining a variety of pandemic responses, this Special Issue aims to filter the relevant information within and across countries to better inform research and policy decisions so that governments and decision makers can be better prepared to deal with upcoming waves of the current pandemic or completely new ones that may occur in the future.”

By surveying an unlimited vary of nations, throughout several types of healthcare and political techniques, the analysis groups have been capable of present a complete evaluation of preliminary well being coverage and expertise interventions utilized by every nation to reply to the primary wave of the worldwide pandemic, from January to early August 2020.

Each of the country-specific papers discusses the impression of the varied levels of intervention stringency on the economic system of every nation. The additional 4 thematic papers examine the impression on psychological well being and the responses designed to minimise that impression, the development of expertise inside the court docket techniques to make sure ongoing entry to justice and an financial perspective of measuring the benefit of virus testing expertise.

The Special Issue contains 22 papers written by 80 teachers from the world over, representing greater than 50 establishments together with the University of Newcastle, the University of Bologna, Karolinska Institutet, The University of California Berkeley, Vrije Unerversiteit Amsterdam, Universidad Complutense Madrid and the University of Aberdeen.

It contains 17 country-specific papers masking 28 completely different nations, 4 papers investigating particular thematic areas and an editorial paper outlining the significance of this analysis in creating knowledgeable coverage.

The Special Issue visitor editorial board contains: Professor Francesco Paolucci and Dr Doowon Lee – each from the from the Newcastle Business School on the University of Newcastle, Dr Naomi Moy and Professor Jonathan Tritter.


Webinar to debate the way forward for healthcare techniques

The University of Newcastle will host a webinar, ‘Rethinking healthcare systems in times of COVID-19: lessons, challenges and opportunities’ on October 16 at 11am (AEDT).

Chaired by Professor Francesco Paolucci, a panel of specialists and international leaders from trade and academia will present insights and hint potential eventualities on the way forward for healthcare techniques, and the challenges and alternatives forward.

Among panellists is Former Minister of Health in Chile, Dr Emilio Santelices, register here.


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