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Public Health Emergency and Crisis Management: Case Study of SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak

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Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
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The Hainan University-Arizona State University Joint International Tourism College, Hainan University, Haikou 570004, China
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Korea Institute of Public Administration, Seoul 03367, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 3984; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17113984
Received: 3 May 2020 / Revised: 1 June 2020 / Accepted: 2 June 2020 / Published: 4 June 2020
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has caused an unparalleled public health crisis, delivering an immense shock to humanity. With the virus’s health consequences largely unknown, different health systems around the globe have pursued various avenues of crisis management. South Korea, troubled early by the virus, was once the second most affected nation in the world. Arrays of measures in South Korea, such as large-scale diagnostic testing and technology-based comprehensive contact tracing, have brought about debates among public health experts and medical professionals. This case study describes the major cluster transmissions in SARS-CoV-2 hotspots in South Korea (such as a religious sect, a call center, logistics facilities, and nightclubs) and offers early observations on how South Korean public health authorities acted in response to the initial outbreak of the virus and to the new waves prompted by re-opening economies. We then discuss the way in which South Korea’s experience can act as a reference for shaping other countries’ public health strategies in pandemic crisis management. View Full-Text
Keywords: pandemic; public health; coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2 pandemic; public health; coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2
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Choi, H.; Cho, W.; Kim, M.-H.; Hur, J.-Y. Public Health Emergency and Crisis Management: Case Study of SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3984. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17113984

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Choi H, Cho W, Kim M-H, Hur J-Y. Public Health Emergency and Crisis Management: Case Study of SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):3984. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17113984

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Choi, Hemin, Wonhyuk Cho, Min-Hyu Kim, and Joon-Young Hur. 2020. "Public Health Emergency and Crisis Management: Case Study of SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 3984. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17113984

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