COVID-19 is creating immense psychosocial disturbances. The CDC has produced a Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) manual to instruct health responders and communicators on how to deal with the extraordinary mental and emotional stressors on people.
Link to Manual: https://emergency.cdc.gov/cerc/manual/index.asp
Shows Taiwan as an example of how a society can respond quickly to a crisis and protect the interests of its citizens. Taiwan’s government learned from its 2003 SARS experience and established a public health response mechanism for enabling rapid actions for the next crisis. Well-trained and experienced teams of officials were quick to recognize the COVID-19 crisis and activated emergency management structures to address the emerging outbreak.
Link to article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762689