Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Christine Chaney
First Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Ruth Ediger
COVID-19, H1N1, healthcare capacity, public policy, Southeast Asia
During 2008 to 2011, a multi-year influenza pandemic study (ASIAFLUCAP) took place in six Southeast Asian countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Laos, to analyze their healthcare system capacities and determine appropriate policy recommendations in order that they might be better equipped for future influenza pandemics. This research expands upon that project to see if the countries that implemented higher numbers of ASIAFLUCAP policy recommendations prior to or in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic fared better than those countries which did implemented fewer recommendations. It finds that results are mixed across the sample, with no clear association between a country’s adoption of ASIAFLUCAP policy recommendations and its subsequent SARS-CoV-2 response and overall situation.
Huber, Rebekah, "Not Just the Flu: The Impacts of ASIAFLUCAP Influenza Policy Recommendations on Southeast Asia During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic" (2022). Honors Projects. 154.
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