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Response to the COVID-19 Epidemic: The Chinese Experience and Implications for Other Countries

Wei Liu, Xiaoguang Yue () and Paul B. Tchounwou
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Wei Liu: Business School, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266100, China
Paul B. Tchounwou: Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18750, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

IJERPH, 2020, vol. 17, issue 7, 1-6

Abstract: The ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that occurred in China is rapidly spreading globally. China’s bond and strict containment measures have been proved (in practice) to significantly reduce the spread of the epidemic. This was obtained through the use of emergency control measures in the epidemic areas and the integration of resources from multiple systems, including business, community, technology, education, and transportation, across the country. In order to better understand how China has managed to reduce the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic, this editorial systematically reviews the specific measures for infection prevention and control of the disease. The best practices for COVID-19 eradication in China provide evidence-based strategies that could be replicated in other countries.

Keywords: COVID-19; epidemic; China; emergency control measures; public health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I I1 I3 Q Q5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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