On Plague and Ebola in a Time of COVID-19
|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:||Plague; Mortality; Health; Economic history; COVID-19; Coronavirus||metadata.dc.subject.classification:||I1; N||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
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