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Epidemics and Pandemics: Covid-19 and the ‘‘Drop of Honey Effect’’

Jose Antonio Filipe

International Journal of Economics & Business Administration (IJEBA), 2020, vol. VIII, issue 2, 240-249

Abstract: Purpose: The aim of this paper is the use of the “drop of honey effect” to explain the spread of Covid-19. Approach/Methodology/Design: After Covid-19 appearance in Wuhan, in the Chinese province of Hubei, by December, 2019, it spread all over the world. The World Health Organization declared it as pandemic in March 11, 2020. The infection is highly contagious and made thousands of deaths around the world. Timely decisions are key for the control of the dissemination. The “drop of honey effect” results as an important framework to explain the Covid-19 spread. Findings: An opportune decision in a very initial moment could have made all the difference in the virus spread. Practical Implications: The study will contribute positively for the understanding of the importance of well-timed decisions for governments, world organizations, academia, companies and people, each one on a different dimension’s level. Originality/Value: This study presents the “drop of honey effect” as an original and very suitable framework to explain the way how the virus spread all over the world after the virus in Wuhan began to infect people.

Keywords: Drop of Honey Effect; Chaos Theory; Covid-19; SARS-CoV-2; Virus; Coronavirus; Human Behavior; China. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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