SARS-CoV-2 is a new coronavirus responsible for an outbreak of respiratory illness known as COVID-19, which has spread to several countries around the world. As of 11th March, 2020, the World Health Organization has characterized the outbreak as a pandemic.
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To support global efforts to share research on the topic, the Editor of BMC Health Services Research has curated a series of articles published in the journal over the past 16 years, relevant to COVID-19 research and the management of infectious diseases in Health Systems and Services. We summarize the articles in a series of themes, ranging from Occupational Health to Preparedness.