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Read Chapters 3 & 4 in your textbook:  Landesman, L., Gershon, R., Gebble, E.N., and Merdjanoff, A.A. (2021), Public Health Management of Disasters (5th edition), American Public Health Association. ISBN 9780875533216.


Read the brief article, Natural Disasters and Public HealthLinks to an external site.. The following two quotes are highlighted in the article:

  • “The biggest problem of most disasters is not the direct deaths that occur. Most disasters in the U.S. are chronic disease emergencies.” – David Eisenman
  • “But the reality is that socioeconomic conditions profoundly influence the outcomes following a disaster.” – J. Brian Houston

These quotes are certainly applicable to our current scenario with COVID-19. Based on this article and your reading and videos, select one of the above quotes and discuss. Be sure to reference your text at least once in your initial post (it can be from any chapter).

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