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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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From Italy: anthropological reflections on coronavirus COVID-19
Hallo, my name is Roberta Raffaetà and I am an anthropologist working at the Free Uni of Bolzano in Italy. I would like to share with you some thoughts I am having in these days about coronavirus by witnessing what is happening here in Italy and also inspired by my current research on how scientists produce knowledge about microbes.
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.
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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