Department of Public Health, URD Groupe, FranceFulltext PDF
When dealing with complex, potentially long-term emergencies, URD’s response is typically twofold: Review lessons learnt from previous major emergencies; Establish mechanisms to observe and evaluate the new emergency in real time, analyze the data and make recommendations on how to respond. In response to COVID-19, URD established an “observatory” which has issued a series of notes on different aspects of the emergency, or pandemic, as follows: This is the 13th and final note in the series. It addresses lessons learnt from previous emergencies, and innovations in responding to them. It sums up lessons URD believes should have been learnt from previous emergencies, and the extent to which these lessons have (or have not) been applied in the global response to COVID-19.
Grunewald F. COVID-19: Lessons Learnt - Lessons Learnt from Previous Health Emergencies; - Lessons We Have Not Always Been Willing to Take on Board; - Actions or Reactions That Might Have Helped. Open J Public Health. 2021; 3(1): 1018..