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Crushing the curve, the role of national and international institutions and policy makers in COVID-19 pandemic
Turk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21; 50(SI-1):495-508.TJ

Abstract

Nobody can be fully prepared to a pandemic. Of course there are signs of it, the scientists can predict, alarming speeches can be made. But there are always alarmist people around, maybe that is why sometimes even the most serious warnings may be not considered by the authorities on time. The first patients may be lost without a proper diagnosis. When everybody realizes that there may be a big problem in the horizon, sometimes it is too late. That is why it is very important to monitor contagious diseases and follow the warnings and releases of national and international disease control centers and other related organizations. China celebrated Lunar New Year with more than 40 thousand families on the 18 of January 2020. Nobody seem to be expecting this emerging new viral pneumonia outbreak appeared in Wuhan, in the last days of 2019, will break the chains and turn out to be a pandemic! But maybe this time it was not too late. There were four important pandemics within the last century: Spanish Flu, Hong Kong Flu, Asian Flu and Swine Flu. Each left different story behind. Millions of people had infected, hundreds, thousands of people died. This time, the Modern World had different tools to limit the SARS CoV2 outbreak. The national and international institutions of our globe were all communicating and taking precautions in a very fast manner than ever. However, this time, unexpectedly, the SARS-CoV-2 contagion was also faster. Besides the international organizations like WHO, UNESCO and UNICEF, the roles of local authorities, health ministries, disease control centers, health protection agencies, research centers and universities are all very important in different operational levels to control and survive from the pandemic. This paper will review the immediate response of different national and international institutions and authorities to COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey Executive Board Member of Council of Higher Education of Turkey (YÖK) Member of COVID-19 Advisory Committee of Ministry of Health of TurkeyDepartment of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32299201

Citation

Koçak Tufan, Zeliha, and Bircan Kayaaslan. "Crushing the Curve, the Role of National and International Institutions and Policy Makers in COVID-19 Pandemic." Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 50, no. SI-1, 2020, pp. 495-508.
Koçak Tufan Z, Kayaaslan B. Crushing the curve, the role of national and international institutions and policy makers in COVID-19 pandemic. Turk J Med Sci. 2020;50(SI-1):495-508.
Koçak Tufan, Z., & Kayaaslan, B. (2020). Crushing the curve, the role of national and international institutions and policy makers in COVID-19 pandemic. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 50(SI-1), 495-508. https://doi.org/10.3906/sag-2004-167
Koçak Tufan Z, Kayaaslan B. Crushing the Curve, the Role of National and International Institutions and Policy Makers in COVID-19 Pandemic. Turk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21;50(SI-1):495-508. PubMed PMID: 32299201.
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