Building Informatics Capacity of Local Health Departments to Combat COVID-19: A Call to Action
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
In December 2019, a new outbreak caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Within weeks, the outbreak spread to other countries. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) a global pandemic. On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States announced the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster.1 By April 17, 2020, worldwide confirmed cases of COVID-19 had reached 2 240 191 and rising. Globally, more than 153 822 deaths were linked to COVID-19. In the United States, by this same date, confirmed COVID-19 cases had climbed to 699 706, with more than 36 773 deaths.2
Khurshid, Anjum, Gulzar H. Shah, Tran Nguyen, Jeffery A. Jones.
"Building Informatics Capacity of Local Health Departments to Combat COVID-19: A Call to Action."
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 26 (4): 322-324: Wolters Kluwer Health.
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001201 source: https://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Fulltext/2020/07000/Building_Informatics_Capacity_of_Local_Health.8.aspx