Questions tagged [public-health]

Questions about policies aimed at protecting public health. For questions about policy aimed at medical care, use the [healthcare] tag

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To what degree are safety standards relaxed when FDA Emergency Use Authorization replaces FDA approvals?

It is generally assumed the FDA approval is conditioned on the demonstrated safety and effectiveness of a product. However, when the FDA authorizes the use of a product due to an emergency condition, ...
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Who is on the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee?

During this covid-19 event, Australians have been addressed by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison a number of times, where he has delivered speeches and informed the public of what actions are ...
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Why have some governments banned outbound international flights in response to COVID-19?

Why have some governments banned outbound international flights in response to COVID-19? For example, the Philippines initially announced (but later reversed) a ban on outbound flights: Airports ...
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What sustainable options do poorer non-first world countries have against COVID-19?

In wealthy first-world countries, although social distancing hurts on a social and economic basis, it is at least feasible for a certain time. Basically every country world-wide has now implemented ...
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Have any countries that are currently in lockdown published a detailed long-term exit plan?

Currently almost every country around the world is in a state of lockdown. However all of them seem to be in a state of 'indefinite' lockdown, with no long-term plan published anywhere. Has any ...
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Why was the World Health Organization against travel restrictions following the COVID-19 outbreak?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization initially opposed countries instituting travel or trade restrictions. Why did they oppose these policies at that time? Is ...
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What can governments do right now to prepare for the next global pandemic? [closed]

I have not seen articles or information on how governments - behind the scenes or in public - reflect and set up analytics and systematic information collection to prepare for the spread of a new ...
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Why is COVID-19 prompting such wide scale action versus other infectious diseases?

The COVID-19 outbreak has been dominating the news recently, with loads of headlines and efforts being made to stop it from spreading. Why this disease? It's not one of the most lethal ones, or one ...