Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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About Current Issue:

“Devastation Consequences of Pandemia and
War Conflicts in Health and Social Security




CSW no. 3, vol. 13, 2022


Guest Editorial


Devastation Consequences of Pandemia and
War Conflicts in Health and Social Security



This current issue of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention(1) reflects to some extent on two previous issues of this interdisciplinary Journal dealing within the last 2 years with two groups of catastrophic effects on civil society, social security, healthcare and finally to economics worldwide

  1. Pandemic, declared by WHO and most states authorities worldwide, due to the potentially deadly virus COVID-19, may be followed by another endemic disease e.g. zoonotic influenza, monkey pox and hepatitis X.
  2. 2. At least four War conflicts: Azerbaijan versus Armenia; Yemen versus Saudi Forces; Afghanistan versus NATO; and recently the Russian Federation & Belarus versus Ukraine.

Most articles, studies, notes and letters react on the pandemic and armed conflicts and terrorism since they all appeared about 2 years, in an acute way of tragic consequences. However, we see articles from Pakistan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA, Germany, Greece, revealing even more tragic consequences: destroying mental health and social systems in an economic ways; long covid; post-covid syndromes; and war related destruction of infrastructure (health social services, their operations and financing).

Those long-term or chronic consequences of armed conflicts, (e.g. war, terrorism, etc.) in combination with huge economic losses in productivity of employees with chronic or long covid syndromes, associated with pandemic of mental health (20% of those after covid) lost their work ability, not generating even social security funds or health insurance operations;  40% of victims of war suffer post traumatic stress syndrome) may result in panworld economic social health depression for years. The contributing authors indicate ways out of this curculus vitiosus: either we stop conflicts, and take pandemic lessons immediately, or we have to change our lifestyle and accept major limitations  on food consumption, transport habits and shortages in fuel and other energy supplies. With devastating health consequences…and two subsequent pandemics-famine in Sub-Saharan Africa and pandemic of mental health worldwide… the first way out is much simpler, effective and health social security friendly…

Daniel J. West

University of Scranton Panuska School of Professional studies dept of Health Administration, Scranton, PA, USA

Vladimir Krcmery

St. Elizabeth University Dept of tropical Diseases, Tropical Programme in Nairobi  and School of Nursing Slovak Medicine University, Bratislava, Slovakia and Royal Collegeof Physicans Edinbourgh, Scotland, UK