Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response: new article by Martin McKee MAE#

Martin McKee, member of the Behavioural Sciences section of Academia Europaea has published a new article on the Wider health effects of COVID-19 response.

Countries around the world have imposed social distancing and movement restrictions to control the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures are effective in limiting disease spread but produce negative effects on the economy and health of the population.

This paper analyses which groups in society are most vulnerable to the effects of both the pandemic and the social distancing measures and offers actions that could reduce the harmful indirect effects of the pandemic.

The open access paper was published by The BMJ – a leading medical research journal.


M. Douglas; Katikireddi; Taulbut; McKee; McCartney ISSN: 0959-8138, 1756-1833;
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m1557BMJ: British medical journal, 2020, Vol.369, p.m1557

Martin McKee MAE#

Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He is research director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

He is Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Edinburgh, and Ireland. His contributions to European health policy have been recognised by election to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the US National Academy of Medicine.
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