This book covers over 24 country studies on various dimensions associated with the geographical spread of COVID-19. The chapters in the book, from geographically diversified countries, assert the need to undertake intensive regional research in order to understand the global pattern of Coronavirus focusing on infection migration, and indigenous origin that has caused tremendous global economic, social and health disaster. The book contends that understanding of peoples' behaviour is crucial towards safety measures against infection, as COVID-19 impacted to a greater extent social wellbeing of population because of lockdowns in all corners of the world.
Some of the countries featured are USA, France, Italy, Hong Kong, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Pacific Islands, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, Peru and Brazil.
Prof. Rais Akhtar is Adjunct Faculty and CO-P.I. on the Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) Project on climate change and health, at the International Institute of Health Management and Research, New Delhi.
He has published more than 18 books and numerous articles on medical geography and climate change and health. Prof. Akhtar delivered lectures at a number of medical institutes including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Johns' Hopkins University School of Public Health and the Institute of Public Health, University of Pisa.
He has also received numerous international fellowships, including Leverhulme and Henry Chapman fellowships of the University of Liverpool and the University of London, respectively, and the Visiting Professor, University of Paris, Nanterre. Prof. Rais Akhtar was elected Fellow of Royal Geographical Society, London, and Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences, Brussels. Prof. Akhtar was the lead author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Prof. Akhtar received Nobel Prize Memento after IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007.
Section I Introductory
Chapter 1: Coronavirus, Environment and Human Behaviour
Chapter 2: Coping During Covid-19 Public Health Crisis
Dominguez, Vanessa N. , Muge Akpinar-Elci ,
Section II Australasia
3.Epidemiological history and the COVID-19 outbreak in the Pacific Islands - Does knowledge of the history help to fight epidemics?
4.Public health policy responses and human behavioural adaptations to COVID-19 in Taiwan
5.Healthcare resources in the context of COVID-19 outbreak-Thailand, 2020
6.How Malaysia counters coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Challenges and Recommendations
7.COVID-19 in Indonesia:Geoecology and People's Behaviour
Budi Haryanto and TriarkoNurlambang
8.Does socioeconomic status matter? A Study on the Spatial Patterns of COVID-19 in South Korea and Hong Kong.
Keumseok Peter Koh
9.Changing lives of migrants in post- covid period: A study of mobile vendors in Mumbai
10.Beating back COVID-19 in Mumbai, India
11.COVID-19: the Australian experience
Section III Europe, Russia
12.Coronavirus (COVID-19): the revenche of the countryside in France
13.COVID-19 in Italy: Health, socio- economic consequences and relationship with the European Union.
14.COVID-19 Epidemia in Italy Has Association with Air Pollution
15.United Kingdom: An anatomy of a public policy failure
David Humphreys and Colin Lorne
16.COVID-19 spread in the Iberian Peninsula: The influence of socioeconomic conditions
Paula Santana, Ricardo Almendra , Ana Santurtún Pablo Fdez-Arroyabe
17.COVID- 19 in Russia: the distribution and medical geographical modelling
Svetlana M. Malkhazova, Fedor I. Korennoy, Natalia V. Shartova, Tamara V. Vatlina
Covid-19 in South Africa: A Crisis on a Crisis on a crisis
19.Geographical Dynamics of COVID-19 in Nigeria
Section IV Americas
20.COVID-19 in Mexico: Differentiated Impacts in Territories and Income Groups
IbarraranViniegra Maria Eugenia
21.Expansion of the Disease by Coronavirus(COVID-19) in Argentina:Social,Economic and Environmental Implications in the Country
Daniel Oscar Lipp
22.Outlining regional scenarios during the Coronavirus pandemic in Brazil
Santos, Rhavena Barbosa dos; Menezes, Júlia Alves; Confalonieri, Ulisses
23.Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Perú: Geographical Distribution, Economic Impact and Vulnerable Populations
Pool Konrad Aguilar León, Kenji Moreno Huaccha, Judith Del Carpio Venegas, Fiorela Solano Zapata
24.The Spread of COVID-19 in Canada and its Environmental and Economic Impacts
25.Public Health Crisis Health disparities: health equity and COVID-19 Pandemic in USA
Michele Kekeh, and Muge Akpinar-Elci
26. Geographic Patterns of the Pandemic in the Pandemic in the United States: Covid-19 Response Within a Disunified Federal System.
27.Conclusion & Suggestions