Title

FTS Pandemic

Faculty Advisor

Doiron, Joseph

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

Free trade regions and trade routes help to facilitate the spread of disease, which can lead to outbreaks, epidemics, or pandemics. However, shutting down these regions and routes has extreme economic consequences. Inspired by the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and the COVID-19 pandemic, our group completed a three round emergent Delphi study of key experts from health care, public health, and the transport field. After surveying the experts we developed a series of recommendations, including a hierarchy of measures: fundamental, focused, and advanced. We provided an implementation plan for the fundamental measures: personal protective equipment, providing information and disinfection of common workspaces. Finally, four areas were identified for future studies.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-14

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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