Regions of the World and the Covid-19 Health Emergency

Patricia Fronek, Karen Smith Rotabi-Casares, Jianqiang Liang, Wanchai Roujanavong, Myung Hun Kim, Sungmin Kim, Yanuar Farida Wismayanti, Gokul Mandayam, Antonio López Peláez, Roberta Di Rosa, Jonathan Dickens, Nicoleta Neamțu, Mădălina Hideg, Claudia Fonseca, Carmen Monico, Renie Rondon-Jackson, Gidraph G. Wairire, Janestic Mwende Twikirize, Dorothee Hölscher, Corlie GiliomeeTaghreed Abu Sarhan, Nadia C. Badran, Tarek Zidan, Sareh Rotabi, Lynne Briggs

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Chapter 2 takes readers on a journey through world regions during the first six months of the pandemic, a period shaped by vastly different approaches between and within countries ranging from denial, mitigation to suppression. Some countries had to deal with major weather events and other disasters while also managing the health emergency. The ideologies of governments came to the fore influencing whether health or economies were prioritised, the science was accepted, and whether approaches were informed by individualism or collective responsibility. The first six months of the pandemic highlighted vast inequalities and established the global conditions for the emergence of new variants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Work in Health Emergencies
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives
EditorsPatricia Fronek, Karen Smith Rotabi-Casares
Number of pages61
ISBN (Electronic)9781003111214
ISBN (Print)9780367628741
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022

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