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Lessons from Covid 19 The State of Global Preparedness against Pandemics Paper

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Running head: LESSONS FROM COVID-19: THE STATE OF GLOBAL PREPAREDNESS
AGAINST PANDEMICS- A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

Lessons from Covid-19: The State of Global Preparedness against Pandemics- A Research
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LESSONS FROM COVID-19: THE STATE OF GLOBAL PREPAREDNESS AGAINST
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Introduction
Background Information and Context
As at 1930 hours (GMT) on March 27, 2020, there were 509,164 confirmed cases
of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (WHO, 2020). The global outbreak had claimed
23,335 lives since it began in late 2019 and had spread to more than 202 countries in the world.
This represents a fatality rate of 4.583%. Out of all the confirmed cases in the world, 114,637 of
the confirmed cases have fully recovered (22.513%). This brings the proportion of closed cases
to 27.096% (WHO, 2020). The virus is thought to have originated from a wet market in Wuhan,
the largest metropolitan area in the Hubei region of Southern China (Novel Coronavirus
Pneumonia Emergency Response Epidemiology Team (China), 2020). The pandemic follows a
series of similar pandemics (albeit at a smaller scale) that have plagued the world over the past
two decades- the SARS-CoV (the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome caused by a type of
coronavirus) between 2002 and 2003, the H1N1 (a novel influenza A) influenza pandemic of
2009 and the more recent MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) (Cascella et al.,
2020). With advancements in technology (faster and more efficient transport methods) as well as
high populations clustered in cities all over the world, pandemics like the COVID-19 are
becoming more likely.
Problem Statement
The current COVID-19 epidemic is a possible example of our future- in this
robust modern world with frantic travels and clustering of people in major cities (Madhav et al.,
2017). However, the extent to which this increased probability matches our preparedness seems
wanting, by the responses towards COVID-19. An assessment of the US’ and global capabilities

LESSONS FROM COVID-19: THE STATE OF GLOBAL PREPAREDNESS AGAINST
PANDEMICS- A RESEACH PROPOSAL

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and possible gaps in coordinated responses towards pandemics and epidemics is necessary to
avert a pandemic of magnitudes resembling or greater than COVID-19.
Research Questions


How ineffective has the world been (thus far) in adequately responding to the COVID-19
outbreak? Was this pandemic preventable?



What sort of expertise, coordinated response strategies, equipment and overall resources
are required, by the US and the entire world to adequately respond to global medical
emergencies like the current COVID-19 pandemic?
Relevance of the Research
Self-assessment as a country and as the world is necessary because it enables the

development of a subtle scorecard on the efficiency of the current response efforts. It helps to
analyze the broader healthcare responses to determine the gaps in our responses. The current
pandemic is an opportunity to assess ‘what we are doing wrong,’ policymakers and the
healthcare community might develop better and more effective methods of responding to
pandemics. It is prudent that the US and the world, in general, conducts this self-assessment
because of the greater risk of pandemics occurring in this century than any other in history due to
faster transport means that makes it easy for the rapid and robust spread of any virus or
pandemic-causing agent and clustering of most people in cities, making the spread of such
viruses easier and faster (Madhav et al., 2017).

LESSONS FROM COVID-19: THE STATE OF GLOBAL PREPAREDNESS AGAINST
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Literature Review
Key Concepts and Theories
The Origin and Spread of COVID-19: Its Implications on World Preparedness
The first reported case of the new novel coronavirus can be traced to December 1,
2019 (Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Emergency Response Epidemiology Team (China), 2020).
However, unconfirmed claims trace the first victim was a 55-year old man that reportedly went
to a hospital in Wuhan, Chin...

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