COVID-19 Panamerican Memoirs: Call for Papers
The COVID-19 Panamerican Memoirs Special Issue
2020 was one of the most distressing years of recent decades. A year of death, disease and devastating economic and social consequences.
2021 can also be regarded as equally impacting, with variants bringing about new deadly waves of the SARS-CoV-2 infection across the planet. At the same time, the world rushes to bring the newly developed vaccines to the population before the virus spreads again among susceptible individuals.
The world has become increasingly aware of the profound inequalities in healthcare between continents and between countries. Poor living conditions compounded by the pandemic have given rise to a syndemic: biological and social interactions that increase susceptibility to harm or to worse health outcomes.
But countries have not fared alike. And governments have not responded alike. The preeminence of health or economy, zero COVID or mitigation strategies, has been at the core of the debate and how the pandemic has been tackled.
- How has the Panamerican region done in the face and wake of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What went wrong?
- What went right?
- What can we change in the future?
- What are the barriers or facilitators for resilient health?
- What are we not understanding?
- Which experiences are worth sharing?
- What lessons have the healthcare systems learned?
- We invite you to submit your paper to Medwave to describe, analyze, and critique, how your country or region was impacted by COVID-19, and what policies were enacted to help people ride and survive the waves of this deadly virus; or how politics shifted the focus of our response from health to other priorities.
Let us critically review and write the chronicle of COVID-19 in The Americas as we know it to date when events are still fresh in our memory. We need to understand what we did right and what we did wrong to correct our public health response and our economic and social policies.
This special issue, to be published in 2022, calls on our leaders to engage in the best-coordinated response possible to prevent a recurrence of distressful events in the face of any new pandemic challenge.
Deadline for submission: March 31, 2022.
No submission or publication fees will be charged.