Planning for an influenza pandemic

TitlePlanning for an influenza pandemic
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsUscher-Pines, L, Duggan, PS, Garoon, JP, Karron, RA, Faden, RR
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume37
Issue4
Pagination32-39
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
Accession Number26215277
KeywordsEQUALITY , INFLUENZA , PANDEMICS , PUBLIC , SOCIAL , WELL-being
AbstractThe article discusses how countries should take special measures to mitigate the effect of an influenza pandemic on existing social inequalities. According to the authors, the potential for a pandemic to aggravate existing social and economic inequalities underscores the value of considering a pandemic not only as a pressing public health issue, but also as an urgent matter of social justice. Social justice is concerned with how features of the social structure end in systematic inequalities and disadvantages in well-being. The extent to which current national pandemic plans meet the criteria set forth in the Bellagio Group's checklist is also discussed.
NotesUscher-Pines, Lori Duggan, Patrick S. Garoon, Joshua P. Karron, Ruth A. Faden, Ruth R.; Source Info: Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p32; Subject Term: INFLUENZA; Subject Term: PANDEMICS; Subject Term: EQUALITY; Subject Term: PUBLIC health; Subject Term: SOCIAL justice; Subject Term: WELL-being; NAICS/Industry Codes: 525120 Health and Welfare Funds; Number of Pages: 8p; Illustrations: 2 Charts, 1 Map; Document Type: Article
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