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Social Science Support for COVID-19 – Lessons Learned
These briefs have been developed by UNICEF for the CASS, under Wellcome-DFID grant.
Social, ethical and behavioural aspects of COVID-19
Our study aims to produce evidence to inform (non-pharmaceutical) interventions such as communications, quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing, travel restrictions and other public health measures for the COVID-19 pandemic.
L’accompagnement des mourants et les rites funéraires dans le contexte de l’épidémie à Covid-19 : anticiper les mesures sanitaires – Réseau anthropologie des épidémies émergentes (RAEE), 04/04/2020
Face à l’épidémie à Covid-19 en Afrique, l’ensemble des États du continent mettent en place des mesures sanitaires : préparations des systèmes de soins, recommandations individuelles avec l’application des « gestes barrières », mise en œuvre de mesures collectives (fermetures des frontières, restriction des déplacements, parfois confinement, interdiction des regroupements, etc.).
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations in Response to COVID19: Insights from South America
My name is Maria Doria, I am a psychologist based currently in Uruguay. We are living a serious and sad moment, with a strong human, social and economic impact. Clearly, this global pandemic revealed that the world was not prepared on many levels for an event of this magnitude.
Coronavirus: WHO warns against lifting lockdowns
The World Health Organisation has warned that lifting lockdowns too soon could spark a dangerous resurgence of the disease. We hear how the progress made globally could be squandered if societies reopen too soon, and about the need for global cooperation.
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I Heard it Through the Grapevine: On Herd Immunity and Why it is Important
A few weeks ago, the UK Government made public its proposed strategy to address the COVID-19 outbreak (the SARS-CoV-2 virus) by building ‘herd immunity’, leaving the general public mystified by a concept it was little aware of. However, the British Society for Immunology was unimpressed, stating emphatically its objections to the government decision. In an open letter from its President, Professor Arne Akba, the Society flatly rejected the plan:
Why it is important to integrate the social sciences in AMR ? – Podcast by Sonar-Global
This special Sonar-Global Epicast about antimicrobial resistance is a follow-up on the Sonar-Global Special-SOC AMR curriculum development meeting held in October 2019 in Amsterdam.
Chloroquine self-medication for the coronavirus: warning
In a video that circulated on social networks from 26 February 2020, Professor Didier Raoult, virologist at the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée-Infections de Marseille, announced that chloroquine could cure COVID-19 and ensure the "endgame" of the pandemic.
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The social dimensions of the Coronavirus outbreak – Podcast by Sonar-Global
Epicast is a podcast series about epidemics from Sonar-Global. The aim of this podcast is to explore the social dimensions of infectious diseases outbreaks so that we can get better at controlling them. For this first episode, we will be focusing on the Coronavirus outbreak.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No
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