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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: A tale of two cities—Beijing and Shanghai—Why the divergent COVID-19 control outcomes?

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posted on 2022-08-09, 15:48 authored by Zhaohui Su, Ali Cheshmehzangi, Dean McDonnell, Barry BentleyBarry Bentley, Junaid Ahmad, Sabina Šegalo, Claudimar Pereira da Veiga, Yu-Tao Xiang

 COVID-19 both creates and complicates public health challenges. Yet the pandemic also provides a unique lens for dissecting complex issues in global health that could benefit society in the long run. In this paper, we discuss the underlying reasons that can help explain the divergent COVID-19 control outcomes between Beijing and Shanghai—two advanced metropolitans that are similar in their municipal capacity, administrative capability and pandemic strategy. We hope insights of this investigation contribute to the development of disease prevention systems, such as context-specific and data-driven public health strategies that could yield optimal pandemic control outcomes with minimal unintended consequences, both amid and beyond COVID-19 

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QJM: An International Journal of Medicine

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Oxford University Press

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Su, Z., Cheshmehzangi, A., McDonnell, D., Bentley, B.L., Ahmad, J., Šegalo, S., da Veiga, C.P. and Xiang, Y.T., 2022. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: A tale of two cities—Beijing and Shanghai—Why the divergent COVID-19 control outcomes?. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcac182

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1460-2725

Electronic ISSN

1460-2393

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  • Cardiff School of Technologies

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Barry Bentley

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  • en

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