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The Coronavirus Pandemic - a Systemic overview

Version 1 : Received: 19 November 2020 / Approved: 20 November 2020 / Online: 20 November 2020 (12:15:32 CET)

How to cite: Diani, S. The Coronavirus Pandemic - a Systemic overview. Preprints 2020, 2020110542. Diani, S. The Coronavirus Pandemic - a Systemic overview. Preprints 2020, 2020110542.


The Coronavirus pandemic is a major challenge to human wellbeing; it directly affects health, and indirectly involves the economic, politic and social spheres. This, in turn, is going to have major systemic, worldwide health, social and environmental consequences. In this paper, I will briefly sum up the history of the pandemic, the worldwide diffusion, the major different political reactions, as well as health and political countermeasures, and the economic consequences / evaluations for the future. The aim of this paper is to show and address all the different spheres involved and their relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the paradoxical presence of a large amount of data and the big uncertainty for the future. The outcomes will be briefly analyzed on a healthcare, political and socio-economical level. The point of view is systemic with human beings, institutions and the environment seen as a whole. Systemic thinking allows interdisciplinary research to be decisive in understanding the worldwide reaction to the pandemic. The global response to this crisis is of historical significance, and therefore potentially decisive for the multi-layered future of the world.


COVID-19; Pandemic; Health policies; Finance; Systems Thinking


Biology and Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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