In the first chapter of Outbreak Investigations Around the World (OIATW), Dworkin writes, “Outbreak Work is Reactive.” He describes the process as being an organic and goes on to explain that many of the steps in the process can sometimes get switched or eliminated. What are your thoughts on his analysis?
As a fun first exercise, select the step you think is the most critical during an investigation. Critically think through the outbreak process and how it may change during the investigation. Think through the steps and explain your rationale for choosing the step you did, and how it may change as the investigative process progresses. What are your thoughts on Dworkin’s analysis, do you agree with it, why or why not?