Special Issue "Coronavirus and Influenza Epidemiology. Coronavirus Vaccine Studies and Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness. New Challenges in Analysis and Reporting"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease Epidemiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: hospitalization; influenza; human, vaccination; community-acquired infections; epidemiology; immunology, virology; prevention & control; respiratory syncytial viruses; population surveillance; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
2. President The British Global & Travel Health Association, Bath, UK
Interests: all matters of primary care; vaccinations & immunisations; travel medicine
In the coming years, we will face challenges in applying new methods to estimate and report acute respiratory viruses epidemiology and vaccine effectiveness to provide robust estimates that better answer the information needs of policymakers, public health authorities, clinicians, patients and the general public, the pharma industry, and regulatory bodies.
We aim to improve the understanding of new approaches in research management, the gathering of clinic-epidemiological data, integration of molecular information, and reporting of results.
The scope of this Special Issue will cover the analysis and reporting of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and influenza epidemiology, and vaccine efficacy and effectiveness in the next years of the first half of the twenty-first century.
We look for manuscripts that explore the challenges posed by the use of new data sources, big data, and real-world data analysis; the leadership of independent institutions, the private sector and public-private partnerships in promoting, directing, and publishing new knowledge and insights on influenza epidemiology and vaccine effectiveness; the role of molecular epidemiology and, finally, causal inference coming from observational data by counterfactual analysis.
Dr. Joan Puig-Barberà
Dr. George Kassianos
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- severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
- host-pathogen interactions
- antiviral agents/therapeutic use
- clinical laboratory techniques/methods
- diagnosis, prevention, control, and therapy
- viral vaccines
- causality clinical trials as topic/methods* confounding factors, epidemiologic
- effect modifier, epidemiologic* egg adaptation
- epidemiologic research design*: epidemiology
- pragmatic trials
- propensity score analysis
- relative vaccine effectiveness
- repeat vaccination
- research design
- serologic assays
- test-negative design
- vaccine effectiveness
- vaccine response
- virus interference