COVID-19 Perspectives

Research on COVID-19 from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

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Behavioural Responses to Pandemic Influenza: Contingency Planning and its Implementation in the UK, by Prof. Joyce Tait and Dr. Ann Bruce

Government contingency planning for a future pandemic has been undertaken at frequent intervals since before 2005. The Innogen Institute was…

Social justice should be key to pandemic planning and response, writes Dr. Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

At the start of every public health ethics course I teach, I give my students a list of questions to…

We urgently need to understand the medication histories of COVID-19 victims, writes Dr. Stefan Ecks

On March 18, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Howard Bauchner discussed a possible link between common hypertension medications and…

Lessons for self-isolation from chronically ill patients, writes Ritti Soncco

  Since the first cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the UK, the freedoms of movement, socialisation and conviviality that…

The social value of testing has been ignored by public health responses to the Covid-19 outbreak, writes Dr Alice Street.

  We now know that testing is essential to our ability to limit the scale and impact of the Covid-19…

The COVID-19 pandemic: are law and human rights also prey to the virus? Asks Prof. Graeme Laurie

COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. In the United Kingdom, after extensive…

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