It Takes More than Two to Tango with COVID-19: Analyzing Argentina’s Early Pandemic Response (Jan 2020–April 2020)

In November 2019, the world was introduced to a new coronavirus that has since ravaged it. Argentina began to see an increase of COVID-19 quickly in the new year and as of April 2020 the country was still being burdened by the transmission of the virus. With the progression of the epidemic turning into a pandemic, health authorities constantly updated health prevention strategies and responses to the novel coronavirus in its first wave. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a level three warning for international travel to/from Argentina because of COVID-19′s rapid transmission. With Argentina’s already fragile economy, health systems had to meet the challenge of being able to treat the infected. This case presentation aims to provide an overview of Argentina’s earliest epidemiological situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The data provided in this study concern Argentina’s COVID-19 situation during the period of January 2020–April 2020. Mathematical modeling was used to forecast COVID-19 transmission after the first wave, specifically focusing on Buenos Aires. The country’s demographics and an impression of its health systems will be analyzed in this case presentation for preparedness. The case study concludes in depicting Argentina’s current and anticipated economic, social, and political disruptions because of the first wave of the pandemic..

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2021

Publication:

2021

Contained In:

To Main Record - volume:18

Contained In:

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - 18(2021), 73, p 73

Language:

English

Contributors:

Analya Romo [Author]
Citlaly Ojeda-Galaviz [Author]

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Keywords:

COVID-19
Disruption
Health systems
Medicine
PAHO
R
Transmission
WHO

doi:

10.3390/ijerph18010073

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

DOAJ057640297