The COVID-19 pandemic has far reaching effects on both transportation and health.
Transport has been at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic from its beginning. Courtesy of efficient transport systems across the globe, the infection was able to reach most continents within weeks. Likewise, transport has been central to the response, and will continue to be critical to the recovery of many systems in the aftermath of the pandemic. This includes the the transportation of patients, essential workers, goods and services, to the restructuring and operation of transport systems as countries and communities seek to end travel restrictions, and revamp economies.
This insight paper, written by Dr Magie Peden and Dr Olive Kobusingye, looks at the intersections between transport and health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in order to identify areas that require additional research or policy and regulation development.