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What is this website

This website was created to show how each region’s response was developed, executed, and received from respective region’s epidemiologists, virologists, other public health officials, physicians and other medical professionals, and other experts. When the novel virus (SARS-CoV2) began to spread, there were varying availability of data without a known way forward. This website is hoped to memorialize the efforts undertaken in each region and for such regions as well as others to learn from others’ experiences so that an appropriate response can be developed for their region.

Who is it intended for

This website is available to anyone who wants to understand the different efforts undertaken by various regions around the world under different sets of health conditions, legal constraints, cultural norms, political situations, etc. Particularly, we hope that this will be useful to those who are advising public health policies in creating appropriate responses in their respective communities as we continue to live with this new infectious disease, such as members governmental and public entities, academia, and members of the media. We also hope that this could be a useful reference to any member of the global community who are in this fight together and doing their part in their corner of the world.

How we hope that it would be used

We think that there is no right or wrong way to use this website. It is hoped to be an information sharing platform. 

What we believe

We believe that there is NO one-size-fits-all answer in this pandemic. Even under the force of globalization, there are different cultures, laws, systems, etc. that make it impossible for a single approach to work everywhere. We hope that by sharing experiences from various parts of the world, we can learn from one another and every community can form and implement the best approach for their community. 

Terms of use

  • The website is owned and run by members
  • For the publications that uses the data, please cite the following URL: http://responsecovid19.org/ 
  • This web page was prepared by the authors listed in their personal capacity. The opinions expressed on this web page are the authors’ own and do not reflect the view of their listed employers or affiliations.

Acknowledgements

This work is funded through the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) research grant of Japan.