Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreaks, Environment and Human Behaviour

International Case Studies
Springer (Verlag)
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  • XXIV, 508 Seiten
978-3-030-68119-7 (ISBN)

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.

1st ed. 2021
  • Englisch
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Springer International Publishing
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  • 101 farbige Abbildungen, 12 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 101 Illustrations, color; 12 Illustrations, black and white; XXIV, 508 p. 113 illus., 101 illus. in color.
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  • Breite: 15.5 cm
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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

Rais Akhtar

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?

Eberhard Weber

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

Uma Langkulsen

6.How Malaysia counters coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Challenges and Recommendations

Nasrin Aghamohammadi

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

Hem Dholakia

11.COVID-19: the Australian experience

Kevin McCracken

Section III Europe, Russia

12.Coronavirus (COVID-19): the revenche of the countryside in France

Isabelle Roussel

13.COVID-19 in Italy: Health, socio- economic consequences and relationship with the European Union.

Cosimo Palagiano

14.COVID-19 Epidemia in Italy Has Association with Air Pollution

Gennaro D'Amato

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

Louis Reynolds

19.Geographical Dynamics of COVID-19 in Nigeria

Stanley Okafore

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

Fox Underwood

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.

Glen MacDonald

27.Conclusion & Suggestions

Rais Akhtar


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