Recurrring waves of Covid-19 pandemic with different effects in public healts
This paper analyzes first and second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in one of largest European countries, Italy, to show how the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic had a high negative effect on public health that reduced intensity with the summer season and with containment policies; second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, from August 2020 onwards, showed increasing confirmed cases but general impact in society seems to be of a lower intensity in society. This study can support best practice of crisis management to cope with future recurring waves of COVID-19 pandemic and similar epidemics.
Keywords. Covid-19, Pneumonia, Novel coronavirus, Intensive care units, Evaluation, Public policy, Hospitalization, Healthcare.JEL. C13, C22, C32, D11, D12, E21.
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