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Edition 31 - Disasters & Pandemics

Edition 31, Disasters & Pandemics

In this edition of the Harvard Public Health Review, the Editorial Board has curated pieces from researchers examining how social determinants can impact risk, response, and opportunities for recovery from disasters and pandemics. 

Edition 31 – Climate Change and Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Case in Sudan

Climate Change and Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Case in Sudan By Dr. Osman Kamal Osman Elmahi, Fatima Elbasri Abuelgasim Mohammed Yagoub, Hassan

Edition 31 – Part I: Misinformation in Public Health Emergencies

Health misinformation has far reaching and potentially damaging impacts on behavior, including vaccine hesitancy.

Edition 31 – Race & Disaster Relief

Race and Disaster Relief By Shannon Chun Citation Chun S. Race and disaster relief. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 30. Race and

Edition 31 – Aftermath as Disaster: An Evaluation of Disaster, Capitalism, and The Evolution of Healthcare Delivery in New Orleans 15 Years After Katrina

Aftermath as Disaster: An Evaluation of Disaster Capitalism and The Evolution of Healthcare Delivery in New Orleans 15 Years After Katrina By

Edition 31 – Drug Supply Shortage in India During COVID-19 Pandemic: Efforts and Challenges

This paper discusses the current situation of pharmaceutical industries in India and its repercussions on general health.

31 – Part II: Case Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Cameron County, Texas

One U.S. community appears to be at least marginally protected from health misinformation: Cameron County, Texas, which has been an U.S. epicenter for H1N1, Zika virus, and now COVID-19.

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Health misinformation has far reaching and potentially damaging impacts on behavior, including vaccine hesitancy.

Edition 31 – Evaluating Communication of Public Health Policy and Guidelines to Physicians and Clinic Staff During a Pandemic

Communication overload is a substantial trial during a pandemic. One major obstacle is the overwhelming amount of changing public health guidelines and clinic policies.

31 - Pandemic Fatigue

Pandemic Fatigue: A Global Challenge By Sadhika Sood and Megha Kalra Citation Sood S, Kalra M. Pandemic fatigue: a global challenge Harvard

Edition 31 – Pandemic Preparedness Strategies with an Eye on Displaced Populations in Yemen: Efforts and Challenges On Hand

Pandemic Preparedness Strategies with an Eye on Displaced Populations in Yemen: Efforts and Challenges on Hand By Adriana Viola Miranda, Anmol Mohan,

Edition 31 – Social Media in the Social Distancing Era: Paramount and Pitfall

As the COVID-19 pandemic entered the public consciousness, these phones and tablets were the first things we reached for to find out the up-to-the-minute impact on our community and the world at large.

Figure 8: A Woman tries to find her dog in Mati. (Source https://www.insider.com/greece-wildfire-outside-athens-worst-since-2007-at-least-50-dead-2018-7)

2018 Attica Wildfires: The Intersection of Governance Failures and Climate Change By Georgia Christakis Citation Christakis G. 2018 Attica wildfires: rhe intersection

Edition 31 – Attitudes and Knowledge Towards Immunization in Tuzla Canton Population

Attitudes and Knowledge Towards Immunization in Tuzla Canton Population By Indira Efendić, Ilma Ahmetagić, Nedim Srabović, Adnan Mujanović, Suad Sivić, Raza Smajić,

Edition 31 – Why Do International Organizations Fail in Responding to Epidemics? An Analysis of State Incentives Through the Lens of International Organizations
Edition 31 – Anti-Vaxxers, Wealth, and Individualism: How Self-Perception may Explain the Immunization Divide

The proliferation of health misinformation on social media has amplified the voice of the vaccine refusal movement.

Edition 31 - Is It Time for Artificial Intelligence to Invade Personal Privacy for Pandemic Control?

In medicine, the introduction of AI systems have allowed for an unprecedented analysis of clinical presentations – systems are now able to systematically weigh pieces of information to reach logical conclusions, mimicking a clinician’s thought process.

As the market gatekeeper for new drugs and vaccines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a fundamental role in the response to public health crises.

Edition 31 – Insidious Vectors of Disease: Legacies of Conspiracy, Misinformation, Distrust in the Propagation of Infectious Disease. An Examination of Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and Covid-19
Edition 31 – Preventing Pandemics and Containing Disease: A Proposed Symptoms-Based Syndromic Surveillance System

Preventing Pandemics and Containing Disease: A Proposed Symptoms-Based Syndromic Surveillance System By Aaron Schmid Citation Schmid A. Preventing pandemics and containing disease:

Edition 31 – Serving Refugees in a Pandemic: Insights from Yazidis in the Midwest

There is a critical need for research to examine factors that hinder or facilitate access to healthcare in the context of COVID-19.