Articles on this page address the COVID-19 global health crisis from an array of disciplinary perspectives. These essays explore the pandemic as a political, social, and comparative phenomenon that is likely to redefine public health, health policy, and health care politics for years to come.
Pandemic Politics: Timing State-Level Social Distancing Responses to COVID-19
Christopher Adolph, Kenya Amano, Bree Bang-Jensen, Nancy Fullman, and John Wilkerson
Introduction to “COVID-19: Politics, Inequalities, and Pandemic”
Disaster Preparedness and Social Justice in a Public Health Emergency
Harold A. Pollack
Equitable Pandemic Preparedness and Rapid Response: Lessons from COVID-19 for Pandemic Health Equity
Philip M. Alberti, Paula M. Lantz, and Consuelo H. Wilkins
Racism and the Political Economy of COVID-19: Will We Continue to Resurrect the Past?
Zinzi Bailey and J. Robin Moon
Federalism Complicates the Response to the COVID-19 Health and Economic Crisis: What Can Be Done?
Nicole Huberfeld, Sarah H. Gordon, and David K. Jones
The Emergence of COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Public Health and Political Communication Crisis
Sarah E. Gollust, Rebekah H. Nagler, and Erika Franklin Fowler
Democracy, Capacity, and Coercion in Pandemic Response—COVID 19 in Comparative Political Perspective
Matthew M. Kavanagh and Renu Singh
Understanding the Anemic Global Response to COVID-19
Joshua W. Busby