COVID-19 Pandemic: Perceptions from Australia and the Asia Pacific.
The Special COVID Issue was not a planned or promoted issue but has been published as a direct result of authors submitting articles on the topic. In fact, some 17 articles were submitted with 13 articles being published. This represents articles predominantly from Asia Pacific countries, some eleven countries that reflect both the authors origin and the health system of the country on which they report.

This is a significant moment in health systems globally. The Journal believes it is important to record the pandemic event as perceived by academics and health professionals so that their voices are heard and that this might provide a basis for further research and publication as events unfurl and the pandemic continues.

Published: 2020-08-02

In This Issue

David Briggs, AM


Going Forward, Going Back: Covid pandemic where to from here?

David S Briggs, AM, Editor in Chief, Godfrey Isouard, Invited Contributing Editor


The Roles of Village Health Volunteers: COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Thailand

Phudit Tejativaddhana, Wichukorn Suriyawongpaisal, Vijj Kasemsup, Thunwadee Suksaroj


COVID-19: Perceptions of a Primary Health Network in Australia

Richard Nankervis, Heather Alexander, David Briggs, Catherine Turner, Amanda Martin, John Baillie, Kevin Rigby


Understanding COVID-19 Dispersion in the Filipino Sociocultural Context

Laurence Lascuña Garcia, Joana Mariz Castillo, Jillian Bejoc, Ernyl Henry Redula, Ma. Mayla Imelda Lapa, Daisy Palompon


Understanding Mental Health Services and Help-Seeking Behaviors Among College Students in Vietnam

Ngoc Cindy Pham, Yuanqing Li, Tofazzal Hossain, Claudio Schapsis, Huan Henry Pham, Michael Minor, PhD


Exit Strategies for COVID 19: An ISM and MICMAC approach

Debashree Das, Avik Datta, Patanjal Kumar


Can Developing Countries Handle the Mental Burden Due to the Lockdown Situation? Understanding the uncertainty and management of COVID-19 pandemic

Jyotsna Pandey, Shohini Chakraborty, Imon Chakraborty, Pratik Ghosal, Neelam Singh, Dr. Sukanta Majumdar