Societal impact of Covid-19 pandemic

Annual Reviews Article Collection

MAY 2021


"The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many important lessons.... These studies provide the necessary head start to conquer new viruses before they overtake us and wreak havoc on our health system, economy, and society." -Daniel DiMaio et al., Annual Review of Virology, 2020

While measures are still in place globally to limit the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 1 billion vaccine doses have now been administered worldwide (New York Times). As dedicated scientists have developed the vaccines and treatments to combat this pandemic at an unprecedented pace, the global population has had to adjust to drastic changes, including lockdowns, social distancing, remote working, unemployment, and home-schooling.

Annual Reviews has curated a new Societal Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic review article collection to explore the current and future societal impacts of pandemic life.

This interdisciplinary collection is freely available to download and share with colleagues and students. Download 18 review articles from 13 Annual Reviews journals, addressing:

  • SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: Newest Research
  • Vaccines and Immunity
  • Isolation in a Networked Society
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Long-Term Impacts on Society

Articles are freely available to download through June 30, 2021 and always available through subscribing institutions.

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Articles in this collection include:

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: Newest Research

Isolation in a Networked Society

Social Determinants of Health

Long-Term Impacts on Society


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