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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:
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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COVID-19 Forum: Introduction
COVID-19 Forum brings together seventeen anthropologists and historians in an effort to share ideas, analytical frameworks and concerns about the ongoing epidemic from interdisciplinary perspectives.
The Unknown Unknowns: Diagnosing the New Coronavirus
As countries across the world struggle to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, rapid and accurate diagnosis has rarely been so important.
Coronavirus outbreak: WHO expert says countries must shift mindset to virus preparedness
Countries around the world need to shift their mindset to preparing for an outbreak of the novel coronavirus and be ready to respond rapidly when it arrives, a top World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Tuesday.
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New data from China buttress fears about high coronavirus fatality rate, WHO expert says
One of the hopes of people watching China’s coronavirus outbreak was that the alarming picture of its lethality is probably exaggerated because a lot of mild cases are likely being missed.
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Risk communication and community engagement readiness and initial response for novel coronaviruses (nCoV)
This document provides WHO checklists for risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) readiness and initial response for novel coronaviruses (nCoV) recently identified in Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV). The objective of this document is to provide actionable guidance for countries to implement effective RCCE strategies which will help protect the public’s health in the early response to nCoV. This document includes recommended RCCE goals and actions for countries preparing for nCoV cases and for countries that have confirmed -nCoV cases.
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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