CoronaCrime #17

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll in lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Therefore, the Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related relevant news and information.

  1. Why legal rights and respect for sex workers are paramount during times of crisis
    COVID-19 has dominated the news over the past six months. New Zealand’s response to the pandemic has garnered considerable attention. The role that sex workers have been able to play in the COVID-19 elimination effort well illustrates the significance of New Zealand’s sex work laws, and the rights that sex workers have in this country. Source: Transforming Society
  2. Leaning into the crisis: Community work during COVID-19
    Kirsty Forrester and Sue Briggs, co-authors of 'The Impact of Community Work', discuss how community work has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges community workers are likely to face when moving out of lockdown without a clear route map. Source: Transforming Society
  3. Preprint: The role of superspreading events
    To investigate the introduction, spread, and epidemiology of COVID-19 in the Boston area, we sequenced and analyzed 772 complete SARS-CoV-2 genomes from the region, including nearly all confirmed cases within the first week of the epidemic and hundreds of cases from major outbreaks at a conference, a nursing facility, and among homeless shelter guests and staff. Source: medRxiv
  4. Thousands turn out in Berlin to protest coronavirus measures
    Berlin authorities estimate that some 30,000 people attended the latest coronavirus skeptic demo. While most of the day was peaceful, hundreds of people attempted to storm the Reichstag parliament building. Source: Deutsche Welle
  5. German leaders slam extremists who rushed Reichstag steps
    Politicians have hit out at extremists and corona-skeptics who attempted to enter Germany's parliament building after police shut down their demonstration. Hundreds of people were arrested. Source: Deutsche Welle
  6. How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask
    CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  7. Podcast: Surveillance Is Not a Social Good: Technocapital, Public Health, and the Pandemic
    Technology companies are rapidly repurposing themselves amidst the global pandemic, leveraging and expanding existing surveillance economies in the name of public health. What are the potential implications and differential outcomes of these collaborations between health authorities and technocapital? This talk explores the nascent intersections of surveillance capitalism and public health and suggests a framework for anticipating and containing the anti-democratic and authoritarian practices that may emerge. Source: C4eRadio: Sounds of Ethics
  8. Insecurities and fears in public spaces in a post-lockdown urban environment
    Covid-19, or more accurately the fear of being infected by an easily transmitted and potentially fatal virus, has dramatically changed our lives, economies, relations, spaces and feelings of anxiety, enjoyment and security. While the pandemic affects us all, its impact is particularly felt in cities and urban public spaces. Around the world, city streets, squares and green areas are deserted. Crowds and traffic have disappeared. Tourists have vanished and most residents stay at home. Police and other services patrol open spaces walking, cycling, horse-riding, using cars, drones, robots, CCTV and smartphone applications. Empty streets with few distanced people wearing face masks have transformed our public spaces into something altogether quite surreal, even dystopian. Source: Efus
  9. The COVID‐19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Children in Domestic Violence Refuges
    The COVID‐19 pandemic has resulted in negative consequences for children exposed to violence and abuse. Domestic violence refuges have played a pivotal role during the COVID‐19 pandemic and should receive wider acknowledgement and greater support for their work. Source: Child Abuse Review

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