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How Do the COVID-19 Prevention Measures Interact With Sustainable Development Goals?

Version 1 : Received: 11 October 2020 / Approved: 13 October 2020 / Online: 13 October 2020 (12:18:09 CEST)

How to cite: Beigi, S. How Do the COVID-19 Prevention Measures Interact With Sustainable Development Goals?. Preprints 2020, 2020100279 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0279.v1). Beigi, S. How Do the COVID-19 Prevention Measures Interact With Sustainable Development Goals?. Preprints 2020, 2020100279 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0279.v1).

Abstract

Washing hands, social distancing and staying at home are the preventive measures set in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19, a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. These measures, although straightforward to follow, highlight the tip of an imbalanced socio-economic and socio-technological iceberg. Here, a System Dynamic (SD) model of COVID-19 preventive measures and their correlation with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is presented. The result demonstrates a better informed view of the COVID-19 vulnerability landscape. This novel qualitative approach refreshes debates on the future of SDGS amid the crisis and provides a powerful mental representation for decision makers to find leverage points that aid in preventing long-term disruptive impacts of this health crisis on people, planet and economy. There is a need for further tailor-made and real-time qualitative and quantitative scientific research to calibrate the criticality of meeting the SDGS targets in different countries according to ongoing lessons learned from this health crisis.

Subject Areas

Covid-19; Resilience; Sustainable Development Goals; Technology; Urbanisation; Climate Change; Complex Systems; Systemic Change; Future of Sustainable Development

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