publication . Article . 2020

The Battle Against COVID-19 in Jordan: An Early Overview of the Jordanian Experience

Ala’a B. Al-Tammemi;
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  • Published: 01 May 2020 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 8 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Since the initial spark of the COVID-19 outbreak in December 2019, which was later declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a global pandemic, all affected countries are implementing various preventive and control measures to mitigate the spread of the disease. The newly emerging virus brings with it uncertainty—not only regarding its behavior and transmission dynamics but also regarding the current lack of approved antiviral therapy or vaccines—and this represents a major challenge for decision makers at various levels and sectors. This article aims to provide an early overview of the COVID-19 battle within the Jordanian context, including general ...
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free text keywords: COVID-19, Jordan, crises management, pandemic, decision makers, Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi, Public Health, Perspective, COVID-19, Jordan, crises management, pandemic, decision makers, Antiviral therapy, Political science, Disease, Economic growth, Battle, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Outbreak, World health, 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak, Pandemic, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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