Delayed Primary and Specialty Care: The Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic Second Wave

Eric Weinstein, Luca Ragazzoni, Frederick Burkle, Mea Allen, David Hogan, Francesco Della Corte

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Abstract

Time is of the essence to continue the pandemic disaster cycle with a comprehensive post-COVID-19 health care delivery system RECOVERY analysis, plan and operation at the local, regional and state level.The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic response are not the ripples of acute COVID-19 patient clusters that will persist until a vaccine strategy is designed and implemented to effect herd immunity. The COVID-19 second wave are the patients that have had their primary and specialty care delayed. This exponential wave of patients requires prompt health care delivery system planning and response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDisaster medicine and public health preparedness
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • disaster recovery
  • incident command system
  • primary care
  • surge capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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