On Plague and Ebola in a Time of COVID-19

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Title: On Plague and Ebola in a Time of COVID-19
Authors: Ó Gráda, Cormac
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11489
Date: Aug-2020
Online since: 2020-08-24T12:39:37Z
Abstract: The global COVID-19 pandemic recalls the Ebola epidemic of 2014-15 and earlier much more lethal plague epidemics. All share several characteristics, even though the second and third plague epidemics dwarfed the both the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak and COVID-19 in terms of mortality. This essay reviews the mortality due to Ebola and plague and their lethality; the spatial and socioeconomic dimensions of plague mortality; the role of public action in containing the two diseases; and their economic impact.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Start page: 1
End page: 43
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2020/22
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Author
Keywords: PlagueMortalityHealthEconomic historyCOVID-19Coronavirus
metadata.dc.subject.classification: I1; N
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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