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Population dynamics and demography of Covid-19

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Viviana Egidi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Piero Manfredi, University of Pisa, Italy

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Since its early debut in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated human communities all over the world much as a global hurricane. Its dramatic impacts on health, on the population, on the economy and on the society as a whole have suddenly put us in touch with tragedies, as the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and the Great 1929 recession, that we considered as belonging to our history only, especially in western countries. Unlike most previous pandemics, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the first one in mankind history under the lenses of science during its entire course observed so far. However, the poor success in mitigating both its nasty direct impact on health and its indirect impacts on society has led to an endless list of scientific questions in almost all scientific fields, including demography. The present Thematic Series, whose contributions cover a wide spectrum of demographic topics related to the first pandemic wave, aims to be a contribution to answering at least some of these numerous questions.   

  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of specific population sections, with regards to economic and work conditions, mental and physical well-being, and context-based factors, emphasizing the...

    Authors: Giovanni Busetta, Maria Gabriella Campolo, Fabio Fiorillo, Laura Pagani, Demetrio Panarello and Valeria Augello

    Citation: Genus 2021 77:25

    Content type: Original Article

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  2. Household habitat conditions matter for diseases transmission and control, especially in the case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These conditions include availability and adequacy of sanitation facilitie...

    Authors: Olusesan Ayodeji Makinde, Joshua O. Akinyemi, Lorretta F. Ntoimo, Chukwuedozie K. Ajaero, Dorothy Ononokpono, Pamela C. Banda, Yemi Adewoyin, Rebaone Petlele, Henry Ugwu and Clifford Obby Odimegwu

    Citation: Genus 2021 77:24

    Content type: Original Article

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  3. The COVID-19 outbreak has called for renewed attention to the need for sound statistical analyses to monitor mortality patterns and trends over time. Excess mortality has been suggested as the most appropriate...

    Authors: Patrizio Vanella, Ugofilippo Basellini and Berit Lange

    Citation: Genus 2021 77:16

    Content type: Original Article

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  4. With the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Europe during the first months of 2020, most of the governments imposed restrictive measures to people mobility and physical distance (the lockdown), which severel...

    Authors: Francesca Luppi, Alessandro Rosina and Emiliano Sironi

    Citation: Genus 2021 77:10

    Content type: Original Article

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