CoronaCrime #24

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. The Pandemic's Digital Shadow
    The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a dramatic decline in global internet freedom. For the 10th consecutive year, users have experienced an overall deterioration in their rights, and the phenomenon is contributing to a broader crisis for democracy worldwide. Source: Freedom House
  2. The engines of SARS-CoV-2 spread
    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread rapidly across the globe, causing epidemics that range from quickly controlled local outbreaks (such as New Zealand) to large ongoing epidemics infecting millions (such as the United States). A tremendous volume of scientific literature has followed, as has the vigorous debate about poorly understood facets of the disease, including the relative importance of various routes of transmission, the roles of asymptomatic and presymptomatic infections, and the susceptibility and transmissibility of specific age groups. Source: Science
  3. COVID-19 and Its Impact on Violent Extremism and Terrorism
    The present factsheet, developed by UNITAR, Division for Peace, identifies the main trends regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the global violent extremism and terrorism landscape, which are accompanied by some suggestions and guidelines on how to strategically and practically respond to these challenges. Source: UNITAR
  4. Reflexiones y propuestas para una nueva sociedad post COVID-19
    El documento contiene iniciativas referidas al ámbito médico-sanitario, el empleo, la economía, la información, el medio ambiente, la industria, el turismo, los servicios, las relaciones internacionales o la seguridad, entre otros aspectos, para intentar detectar las tendencias y anticipar los posibles escenarios a los que puede enfrentarse la sociedad, analizando los datos empíricos disponibles. Source: CIFAL Malaga
  5. Community organisation: First line of urban habitat for response and recovery from the current crisis
    Despite the fact that cities concentrate the greatest impacts of the epidemic, the way in which the context is experienced is affected by the multiple inequalities that characterize Latin American and, as it is to be expected, it is the most vulnerable sectors that bear the worst consequences. Understanding how the epidemic has been lived through from the experience of the communities and organizations of the popular habitat is fundamental to engaging in a reconstruction capable of facing the effects of the health epidemic while, at the same time, to addressing long standing social and economic debts regarding the most vulnerable communities within Latin American cities. Source: Global Platform for the Right to the City
  6. 'Liveable streets': how cities are prioritising people over parking
    Schemes to reclaim city streets for pedestrians are flourishing during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the start of the year, Rotterdam’s Witte de Withstraat was a car-choked thoroughfare. Today, cars are banned after 4pm, locals stroll leisurely down the middle of the road and special wooden terraces have taken the place of parking spaces. Source: The Guardian
  7. Corona Chronicles
    Because of its global spread, the coronavirus is garnering far more media attention than many other diseases that claim numerous lives each day. This is an opportunity to open up new discussions on a variety of topics: austerity policies, ailing healthcare systems, international trade policies, political power structures and global economic processes. Above all, the situation raises questions around our understanding of European solidarity and global responsibility. In our Corona Chronicles series, our partners in different countries report on their experiences and give us their take on recent developments, providing an up-to-the-minute picture of the mood in various regions. Source: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
  8. Changes in Adult Alcohol Use and Consequences During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US
    As stay-at-home orders began in some US states as a mitigation strategy for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission, Nielsen reported a 54% increase in national sales of alcohol for the week ending March 21, 2020, compared with 1 year before; online sales increased 262% from 2019.1 Three weeks later, the World Health Organization warned that alcohol use during the pandemic may potentially exacerbate health concerns and risk-taking behaviors.2 This study examines individual-level changes in alcohol use and consequences associated with alcohol use in US adults, as well as demographic disparities, from before to during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: JAMA COVID-19 Ressource Center
  9. COVID-19 and Poverty
    Ending poverty in all its forms is the foundation of the SDGs. Yet due to COVID-19, poverty rates are increasing. UNDP is calling for a Temporary Basic Income to protect the world’s poorest by giving families a financial cushion and enabling people to stay at home during the pandemic. Source: UNDP

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