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Information, expertise, and authority: the many ends of epidemics

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What does it mean for an epidemic to end, and who gets to declare that it is over? This multidisciplinary spotlight issue provides eighteen case studies, each examining specific epidemics and their ends as well as the methodologies used to measure, gauge, and define an epidemic’s end. They demonstrate that an epidemic’s end is often contentious, raising issues of competing authority. Various forms of expertise jostle over who declares an end, as well as what data and information should be u...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1484/J.CNT.5.130193

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8503-3992
Publisher:
Brepols Publisher's website
Journal:
Centaurus Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
15-30
Publication date:
2022-08-22
Acceptance date:
2022-02-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-0498
ISSN:
0008-8994
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1251448
Local pid:
pubs:1251448
Deposit date:
2022-04-22

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