Monthly archives: June 2020

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Influenza Mortality

John Paget and others: Global mortality associated with seasonal influenza epidemics: New burden estimates and predictors from the GLaMOR Project, in: Journal of Global Health, No. 2 (December 2019) Vol. 9.

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Accusations against Spahn

Interview with Bernd Hontschick by Stephan Hebel: Doctor raises serious accusations against Jens Spahn: “Population repeatedly misled” (Arzt erhebt schwere Vorwürfe gegen Jens Spahn: „Bevölkerung immer wieder in die Irre geführt“), in: Frankfurter Rundschau, updated on 24.06.2020.

In this interview, the doctor and author Bernd Hontschick makes serious accusations against the German Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn.

Link to the interview on the page of the Frankfurter Rundschau

Health Insurance & Mortality

Karen Clay, Joshua Lewis, Edson Severnini, Xiao Wang: The Value of Health Insurance during a Crisis: Effects of Medicaid Implementation on Pandemic Influenza Mortality, in: IZA Discussion Paper Series No. 13200, April 2020.

In this article, the authors examine the impact of improved access to public health insurance on infant mortality during pandemics.

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Mortality 1918/20

Niall P. A. S. Johnson, Juergen Mueller: Updating the Accounts: Global Mortality of the 1918-1920 “Spanish” Influenza Pandemic, in: Bulletin of the History of Medicine 1 (2002) 76, pp. 105-115.

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A History of Influenza

Christopher W. Potter: A history of influenza, in: Journal of Applied Microbiology 91 (2001), pp. 572-579.

In this article, the author describes the core data of past influenza epidemics and pandemics.

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Statement of the vdää

Statement of the Association of Democratic Doctors (Verein demokratischer Ärztinnen und Ärzte / vdää):

Für bedarfsgerechte Krankenhausstrukturen in einem demokratischen und solidarischen Gesundheitssystem (For needs-based hospital structures in a democratic and solidarity-based health care system), May 2020.

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Corona Deaths

The dead of the coronavirus pandemic – a critical look at mortality statistics.

Die Toten der Coronavirus-Pandemie – ein kritischer Blick auf die Mortalitätsstatistik,

Roland Herzog, End of May 2020.

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Redistributive Effects

Sergi Basco, Jordi Domenech and Joan R. Roses: The Redistributive Effects of Pandemics: Evidence of the Spanish Flu, in: Economic Histroy Working Papers No. 308 (May 2020).

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Long-Run Persistence

A Note on Long-Run Persistence of Public Health Outcomes in Pandemics.

Peter Zhixian Lin und Christopher Meissner: A Note on Long-Run Persistence of Public Health Outcomes in Pandemics, in: NBER Working Paper Series, Working Paper 27119, May 2020.

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Work & Migration

Peter Birke: Coesfeld und die Folgen: Arbeit und Migration in der Pandemie, in: Sozial.Geschichte Online 27 (2020), prepublication.

Peter Birke: Coesfeld and the consequences: Work and Migration in the Pandemic, in: Sozail.Geschichte Online 27 (2020), prepublication (in German).

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Lockdown effects

Lockdown effects and influenza pandemic: USA 1918/19

Robert J. Barro: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions and Mortality in U.S. Cities During the Great Influenza Pandemic,1918-1919, in: NBER Working Paper Series, Working Paper 27049, April 2020.

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Final Report Heinsberg

Final report of the “Heinsberg Study”

Hendrik Streeck and others: Infection fatality rate of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a German community with a super-spreading event, 4 May 2020

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