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The COVID-19 pandemic : diverse contexts; different epidemics-how and why? / Van Damme, Wim; Dahake, Ritwik; Delamou, Alexandre; Ingelbeen, Brecht; Wouters, Edwin; Vanham, Guido; van de Pas, Remco; Dossou, Jean-Paul; Ir, Por; Abimbola, Seye; Van der Borght, Stefaan; Narayanan, Devadasan; Bloom, Gerald; Van Engelgem, Ian; Ag Ahmed, Mohamed Ali; Kiendrébéogo, Joël Arthur; Verdonck, Kristien; De Brouwere, Vincent; Bello, Kéfilath; Kloos, Helmut; Aaby, Peter; Kalk, Andreas; Al-Awlaqi, Sameh; Prashanth, N S; Muyembe-Tamfum, Jean-Jacques; Mbala, Placide; Ahuka-Mundeke, Steve; Assefa, Yibeltal.

In: BMJ Global Health, Vol. 5, No. 7, e003098, 27.07.2020, p. 1-16.

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Van Damme, W, Dahake, R, Delamou, A, Ingelbeen, B, Wouters, E, Vanham, G, van de Pas, R, Dossou, J-P, Ir, P, Abimbola, S, Van der Borght, S, Narayanan, D, Bloom, G, Van Engelgem, I, Ag Ahmed, MA, Kiendrébéogo, JA, Verdonck, K, De Brouwere, V, Bello, K, Kloos, H, Aaby, P, Kalk, A, Al-Awlaqi, S, Prashanth, NS, Muyembe-Tamfum, J-J, Mbala, P, Ahuka-Mundeke, S & Assefa, Y 2020, 'The COVID-19 pandemic: diverse contexts; different epidemics-how and why?', BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. 7, e003098, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003098

APA

Van Damme, W., Dahake, R., Delamou, A., Ingelbeen, B., Wouters, E., Vanham, G., ... Assefa, Y. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic: diverse contexts; different epidemics-how and why? BMJ Global Health, 5(7), 1-16. [e003098]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003098

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Van Damme W, Dahake R, Delamou A, Ingelbeen B, Wouters E, Vanham G et al. The COVID-19 pandemic: diverse contexts; different epidemics-how and why? BMJ Global Health. 2020 Jul 27;5(7):1-16. e003098. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003098

Author

Van Damme, Wim ; Dahake, Ritwik ; Delamou, Alexandre ; Ingelbeen, Brecht ; Wouters, Edwin ; Vanham, Guido ; van de Pas, Remco ; Dossou, Jean-Paul ; Ir, Por ; Abimbola, Seye ; Van der Borght, Stefaan ; Narayanan, Devadasan ; Bloom, Gerald ; Van Engelgem, Ian ; Ag Ahmed, Mohamed Ali ; Kiendrébéogo, Joël Arthur ; Verdonck, Kristien ; De Brouwere, Vincent ; Bello, Kéfilath ; Kloos, Helmut ; Aaby, Peter ; Kalk, Andreas ; Al-Awlaqi, Sameh ; Prashanth, N S ; Muyembe-Tamfum, Jean-Jacques ; Mbala, Placide ; Ahuka-Mundeke, Steve ; Assefa, Yibeltal. / The COVID-19 pandemic : diverse contexts; different epidemics-how and why?. In: BMJ Global Health. 2020 ; Vol. 5, No. 7. pp. 1-16.

BibTeX

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title = "The COVID-19 pandemic: diverse contexts; different epidemics-how and why?",
abstract = "It is very exceptional that a new disease becomes a true pandemic. Since its emergence in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, has spread to nearly all countries of the world in only a few months. However, in different countries, the COVID-19 epidemic takes variable shapes and forms in how it affects communities. Until now, the insights gained on COVID-19 have been largely dominated by the COVID-19 epidemics and the lockdowns in China, Europe and the USA. But this variety of global trajectories is little described, analysed or understood. In only a few months, an enormous amount of scientific evidence on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has been uncovered (knowns). But important knowledge gaps remain (unknowns). Learning from the variety of ways the COVID-19 epidemic is unfolding across the globe can potentially contribute to solving the COVID-19 puzzle. This paper tries to make sense of this variability-by exploring the important role that context plays in these different COVID-19 epidemics; by comparing COVID-19 epidemics with other respiratory diseases, including other coronaviruses that circulate continuously; and by highlighting the critical unknowns and uncertainties that remain. These unknowns and uncertainties require a deeper understanding of the variable trajectories of COVID-19. Unravelling them will be important for discerning potential future scenarios, such as the first wave in virgin territories still untouched by COVID-19 and for future waves elsewhere.",
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AU - Dahake, Ritwik

AU - Delamou, Alexandre

AU - Ingelbeen, Brecht

AU - Wouters, Edwin

AU - Vanham, Guido

AU - van de Pas, Remco

AU - Dossou, Jean-Paul

AU - Ir, Por

AU - Abimbola, Seye

AU - Van der Borght, Stefaan

AU - Narayanan, Devadasan

AU - Bloom, Gerald

AU - Van Engelgem, Ian

AU - Ag Ahmed, Mohamed Ali

AU - Kiendrébéogo, Joël Arthur

AU - Verdonck, Kristien

AU - De Brouwere, Vincent

AU - Bello, Kéfilath

AU - Kloos, Helmut

AU - Aaby, Peter

AU - Kalk, Andreas

AU - Al-Awlaqi, Sameh

AU - Prashanth, N S

AU - Muyembe-Tamfum, Jean-Jacques

AU - Mbala, Placide

AU - Ahuka-Mundeke, Steve

AU - Assefa, Yibeltal

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