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How have COVID-19 disease control measures affected mobility and production practices, marketing opportunities, land control, labour relations, local community support and socio-political relations with the state and other settled agrarian or urban populations? This article reflects on five diverse cases…
From the impact of city lockdowns to information control, fake news, medical supply shortages and impacts on social inequality, what…
Social science networks can provide crucial support to stemming nCoV by promoting the understanding of the context-response relationship as emergent…
More than ever, social scientists and health policy-makers will need to work well together to address this latest potential pandemic.
Summary and background reports exploring transmission, surveillance and other aspects of outbreaks.
Early Response to the Emergence of Influenza A(H7N9) Virus in Humans in China: The Central Role of Prompt Information Sharing and Public Communication
In 2003, China’s handling of the early stages of the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was heavily criticized and generally considered to be suboptimal. Following the SARS outbreak, China made huge investments to improve surveillance, emergency preparedness and…
More than 70 million people died in famines during the 20th century. This paper compiles excess mortality estimates from over 30 major famines and assess the success of some parts of the world – China, the Soviet Union, and more…