Perspectives of (/memorandum for) systems thinking on COVID‐19 pandemic and pathology

  title={Perspectives of (/memorandum for) systems thinking on COVID‐19 pandemic and pathology},
  author={Felix Tretter and Eva M. J. Peters and Joachim P. Sturmberg and Jeanette M. Bennett and Eberhard Voit and Johannes W Dietrich and Gary R Smith and Wolfram Weckwerth and Zvi Grossman and Olaf Wolkenhauer and James A. Marcum},
  journal={Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice},
Abstract Is data‐driven analysis sufficient for understanding the COVID‐19 pandemic and for justifying public health regulations? In this paper, we argue that such analysis is insufficient. Rather what is needed is the identification and implementation of over‐arching hypothesis‐related and/or theory‐based rationales to conduct effective SARS‐CoV2/COVID‐19 (Corona) research. To that end, we analyse and compare several published recommendations for conceptual and methodological frameworks in… 
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