Advanced preparation makes research in emergencies and isolation care possible: The case of novel coronavirus disease (CoVID-19)

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Abstract

The optimal time to initiate research on emergencies is before they occur. However, timely initiation of high-quality research may launch during an emergency under the right conditions. These include an appropriate context, clarity in scientific aims, preexisting resources, strong operational and research structures that are facile, and good governance. Here, Nebraskan rapid research efforts early during the 2020 coronavirus disease pandemic, while participating in the first use of U.S. federal quarantine in 50 years, are described from these aspects, as the global experience with this severe emerging infection grew apace. The experience has lessons in purpose, structure, function, and performance of research in any emergency, when facing any threat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)926-931
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume102
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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