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Title (Primary) Recovery during a crisis: facing the challenges of risk assessment and resilience management of COVID-19
Author Menoni, S.; Schwarze, R.
Journal Environment Systems and Decisions
Year 2020
Department OEKON
Volume 40
Issue 2
Page From 189
Page To 198
Language englisch
Keywords Recovery from measures to mitigate infection spread; Resilience management in case of pandemic; Transfer crisis and resilience management concepts from natural hazards to pandemic; Communication of risk and mitigation measures; Effectiveness of mitigation measures
Abstract The paper offers a disaster risk management perspective to analyze the COVID-19 pandemic and to propose and assess non-pharmaceutical mitigation measures for the recovery phase. Three main aspects are tackled: (i) the need to take a scenario-based approach; (i) the need to propose more fine-tuned and context-sensitive mitigation measures, the effectiveness and the cost–benefit of which must be carefully appraised; (iii) better communication as a fundamental pillar of any mitigation measure. Evidence and ideas from the field of natural disasters and man-made technological incidents are applied to tackle the health risk posed by the SARS-COV 2 virus and its rapid spread according to a multi-disciplinary perspective that addresses the health-related challenges and the need to avoid societal and economic breakdown.
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Menoni, S., Schwarze, R. (2020):
Recovery during a crisis: facing the challenges of risk assessment and resilience management of COVID-19
Environ. Syst. Decis. 40 (2), 189 - 198