Flattening the curve: COVID-19 & grand challenges for global health, innovation, and economy

By: Contributor(s): Chatterjee, Chirantan [Editor] | Chakrabarti, Anindya S [Editor] | Deolalikar, Anil B [Editor]Material type: BookBookPublication details: Singapore World Scientific 2023Description: xxi, 509 p.; ill. Includes indexISBN: 9789811262722Subject(s): COVID-19 pandemic | Public health - global | Global health - challenges | Health innovations | Economic impact and COVID-19 pandemic | Health policy | Medical care - innovation | Health technology | Pandemics - preventionDDC classification: FP 330.9 Summary: One of the key issues the world grappled with during COVID-19 was the distributional implications of lockdowns globally. The shadow of lockdown policies continues when nations still try to emerge out of the pandemic. Heterogeneity herein over time, country and even within nations in policy making resulted in unintended consequences and debates between citizens, scientists, policy makers and civil society. Responses to COVID-19 meanwhile tried to balance a long run approach which involved the health sector, built on an innovation-oriented mindset and kept in mind the broader economic implications of policy decisions for the future. Flattening the Curve is an effort to summarize these learnings from COVID-19, especially for future pandemics in this age of zoonotic diseases and the Anthropocene. Assembling scholars, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs from across a variety of fields, this edited volume brings an interdisciplinary understanding to how the world can better respond socially to pandemics. It should be of immense value for students, scholars, policy makers and researchers in public policy, global health, economics, science and innovation policy, as well as regulation and business. https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/13036#t=aboutBook
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Contents:

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Introduction
Health:
Modeling-Informed Policy, Policy Evaluated by Modeling (Sitabhra Sinha)
The Economic History of Pandemics (Chinmay Tumbe)
Rethinking the Indian Health System for the Post-COVID-19 World (Amrita Agarwal)
Confidence in Healthcare During Pandemics: A Developing Country Perspective (Somdeep Chatterjee and Oindrila Dey)
The Future of Public Health Investments: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy)
Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic (Valentin Bolotnyy)
Innovation:
The Role of Seroprevalence in Evidence for Policy-Making During COVID-19 (Manoj Mohanan, Anup Malani, and Anu Acharya)
COVID-19 and Intellectual Property Issues (Catalina Martínez)
Pharma Supply Chain and Globalization in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review (Philippe Gorry)
COVID-19 and Recombinant Innovation in Indian Science (Vijay Chandru and Chitra Pattabiraman)
Innovations in Clinical Trial Design: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Raja Narayanan and Mehul Mehta)
Lessons from Pandemic: Teleophthalmology in LV Prasad Eye Institute (Padmaja Kumari Rani, Iype Varghese, and Raja Narayanan)
Electronic Health Records and Health Efficiency Post Pandemic (Anthony Vipin Das)
Economy:
Pandemics and Macroeconomics: Insights from COVID-19 (Srinivasan Murali)
COVID-19 and Global Education: Evidence from India (Rukmini Banerji and Wilima Wadhwa)
Severity of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Regional Heterogeneity, and Food Insecurity: The Case of India (Nidhi Kaicker, Radhika Aggarwal, and Raghav Gaiha)
Disproportionate Effect of COVID-19 on Women (Sawan Rathi and Chirantan Chatterjee)
Index
Readership: Master's and PhD students in public policy, public health, management, economics, political science, global health and health economics. Also suitable for policy makers dealing with global health, economics, science and innovation policy, as well as regulation and business.

One of the key issues the world grappled with during COVID-19 was the distributional implications of lockdowns globally. The shadow of lockdown policies continues when nations still try to emerge out of the pandemic. Heterogeneity herein over time, country and even within nations in policy making resulted in unintended consequences and debates between citizens, scientists, policy makers and civil society. Responses to COVID-19 meanwhile tried to balance a long run approach which involved the health sector, built on an innovation-oriented mindset and kept in mind the broader economic implications of policy decisions for the future.
Flattening the Curve is an effort to summarize these learnings from COVID-19, especially for future pandemics in this age of zoonotic diseases and the Anthropocene. Assembling scholars, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs from across a variety of fields, this edited volume brings an interdisciplinary understanding to how the world can better respond socially to pandemics. It should be of immense value for students, scholars, policy makers and researchers in public policy, global health, economics, science and innovation policy, as well as regulation and business.


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