Welcome to the COVID-19 Research Guide. This guide is designed to help researchers, students, practitioners and the general public find materials on the ongoing COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Library and on other recommended websites.

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Rachel Sawyer

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Selected NETC Library resources

Journal articles and reports

1918 influenza: The mother of all pandemics
Understanding the 1918 pandemic and its implications for future pandemics requires careful experimentation and in-depth historical analysis.
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From Hysteria to Complacency, Then Back Again
A call to break the predictable cycle of hysteria and complacency as we move forward after coronavirus.
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Pandemic crossroads
As border security and public health intersect, the threat may outweigh U.S. response capabilities.
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Quarantine: Erring on the side of public safety
Quarantine is an effective and even necessary means of responding to serious communicable disease today. However, quarantine is only as effective as the array of ancillary practices carried out to actively buttress and support quarantine measures.
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Safe use of personal protective equipment in the treatment of infectious diseases of high consequence
A tutorial for trainers in healthcare settings.
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Why pandemic response is unique: Powerful experts and hands-off political leaders
This paper shows that 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic vaccination policies deviated from predictions established in the theory of political survival. It proposes that pandemic response deviated because it was ruled by bureaucratized experts rather than by elected politicians.
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Book cover: The flu pandemic of 1918
Book cover: Handbook for pandemic and mass-casualty planning and response
Book cover: Pale rider: the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Book cover: The next pandemic: On the front lines against humankind's gravest dangers