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Author Pate, David C., author.

Title Preparing for the next global outbreak : a guide to planning from the schoolhouse to the White House / David C. Pate and Ted Epperly
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource
Contents The SARs-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 pandemic -- Pandemic surveillance and early response in the future -- The intersection of COVID-19 and society -- The haves and the have-nots : the racial and ethnic disparities revealed by COVID-19 -- The growing fire : public health versus public protest -- Man versus virus : a comparative view -- Needed changes to the federal response -- The future role of the states -- Preparing future doctors, nurses, and public health workers -- Preparing public health departments -- The rejection of science -- Dangerous and erroneous approaches -- Vaccines and variants : a race against time -- Preparing schools for the next pandemic -- Leadership lessons from the pandemic -- Recommendation checklists
Summary "In the book the authors look at different aspects of preparedness through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we've learned. Some of the lessons should be obvious by now, but are in danger of being forgotten or de-prioritized when the dust finally settles. Others relate not to technical capabilities that we need, or best practices for public health, but to societal issues that we didn't foresee and which have to be considered in any future outbreak planning. For instance, what does preparedness look like if the federal government takes a strong coordinating role, and what does it look like if states and cities are left largely to fend for themselves (even competing against each other for scarce resources); and how do we plan for a scenario in which the best public health guidance is met with not only skepticism, but outright hostility by a large swathe of the country? The book offers concrete and conceptual guidance, but in doing so also asks difficult questions"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 04, 2023)
Subject Pandemics -- United States
Pandemics -- United States -- Forecasting
Emergency management -- United States
Health planning -- United States
Health Planning Guidelines
Public Health Practice
Health Communication
SARS-CoV-2 -- pathogenicity
Pandemics -- prevention & control
COVID-19 -- prevention & control
Health planning
Emergency management
United States
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Epperly, Ted, author.
ISBN 142144576X