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How political sciences can play a role in infectious outbreaks? – Coronavirus example
The lessons learned from SARS in Hong Kong
I think the gut reaction of many Hong Kong was that "oh no, it is SARS again", probably because the memory from when the disease plagued Hong Kong 17 years ago is quite vivid and painful for many of us. But the side effect of that is that people reacted quickly to see the virus from Wuhan by saying you should wear a mask in public whilst government officials were seen on TV not wearing a mask. Other knowledge such as cleaning a home with bleach solution, maintaining good hand hygiene are also from 17 years ago and people are putting this knowledge to good use. Anot
The epidemic control measures in China from a historical perspective
The outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan and the spread of the epidemic across China have led to the adoption of community containment measures, such as quarantine and the lock-down of cities numbering millions of people. To understand what is happening in China, we need to place epidemic control measures in their proper historical context.
The culture of health and sickness
A study started in Uganda before the coronavirus began its global travels may be the only reliable, real-time information the world has on how a community thought about and responded to the pandemic. It showed the need to assess vulnerability before a disaster, and show empathy based on understanding.
Entre vulnérabilité et résilience, comment les acteurs de l’économie informelle des villes africaines font-ils face à la pandémie de COVID-19 ?
Une enquête faite à Dakar (Sénégal) apporte des éléments de réponse à cette question. Elle a été menée auprès d’acteurs de l’économie informelle de février à mai 2020 dans la zone de Ngor-Almadies, commune d’arrondissement de Dakar de plus de 20 000 habitants et qui compte de nombreux immigrés ouest africains vivant de l’informel.
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.).
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:
A note on language
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No
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