Special Issue "A Public Health View on COVID-19: Epidemiology, Implications and Responses"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Riccardo Polosa
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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: internal medicine; COVID-19; smoking cessation; tobacco harm reduction; immunotherapy
Dr. Pietro Ferrara
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Center for Public Health Research, University of Milan-Bicocca, Via Pergolesi 33, 20900 Monza, Italy
Interests: epidemiology; public health; population-based healthcare; health policy; preventive medicine
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Dr. Luciana Albano
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Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 5, Via Luciano Armanni, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: public health; epidemiology; health systems; health policy; preventive medicine
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Prof. Dr. Venera Tomaselli
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Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: medical statistics; biostatistics; data analysis; big data; demography

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are editing the Special Issue “A Public Health View on COVID-19: Epidemiology, Implications, and Responses” of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF 2.849).

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to the society and the health sector all over the globe. As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread internationally, public health concerns have been raising.

As known, public health moves from the knowledge about diseases to the identification of the most appropriate actions to contain them. The first important efforts include all the initiatives tending to reveal the true disease burden, also through active surveillance and population-based seroprevalence surveys. The implementation of public health measures and policies depends on the real extent of COVID-19—also in terms of asymptomatic patients, immune people, and individuals who remain susceptible to the virus. Nowadays, the road to COVID-19 control is still long. With this Special Issue, we want to identify and collect important but still poorly known pieces of the research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, spanning from epidemiology to public health implications and responses. Possible themes are: advances on the geospatial distribution of the disease; the impact of COVID-19 measured by mortality, morbidity, cost, and other valuable indicators; possible control measures of the disease; the evaluation of national, regional, and local responses to the COVID-19 outbreak; all other public health actions to minimize the impact of COVID-19.

We look forward to receiving your contributions, both qualitative and quantitative, on COVID-19 research.

Prof. Dr. Riccardo Polosa
Dr. Pietro Ferrara
Dr. Luciana Albano
Prof. Dr. Venera Tomaselli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease burden
  • Disease control
  • Disease impact
  • Epidemiology
  • Health response
  • Preparedness
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Surveillance system

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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