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.
- Contain COVID-19
A joint statement of scientists from all across Europe. Scientists are calling for a Pan-European commitment for rapid and sustained reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections. Across Europe, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is causing excess deaths, placing a burden on societies and health systems, and harming the economy. Yet, European governments still have to develop a common vision to guide the management of the pandemic. Overwhelming evidence shows that not only public health, but also society and the economy benefit greatly from low COVID-19 case numbers. Vaccines will help control the virus, but not until late 2021. If we do not act now, further waves of infection are to be expected, with consequential further damage to health, society, jobs and businesses. Given open borders within Europe, a single country alone cannot keep the number of COVID-19 cases low; thus joint action and common goals among countries are essential. We, therefore, call for a strong, coordinated European response and clearly defined medium- and long-term goals. Achieving and maintaining low case numbers should be the common, pan-European goal. Source: The Lancet
- COVID-19 Dashboard on cases reported by countries, territories and areas to WHO. Text for listings has been taken from the Timeline of WHO’s response to COVID-19. Source: WHO
- How should access to a COVID-19 vaccine be regulated?
The rapid international development of effective vaccines against COVID-19, which will not be available initially in sufficient quantities to vaccinate everyone willing to undergo vaccination, necessitates the drawing up of a distribution plan and prioritisation. The population must be able to trust in the safety, efficacy and proper rollout of vaccination in order to maintain and increase their willingness to be vaccinated. This will require considerable efforts and level-headedness in the upcoming decisions on vaccination recommendations and prioritisation, in the practical roll-out of vaccination, in the timely recording of vaccination coverage rates, in the avoidance of vaccination complications and also in the ongoing education of the public regarding the efficacy and safety of vaccination. Source: Robert-Koch-Institute
- The Swiss Cheese Covid-19 Defense
Virologist Dr. Ian Mackay has visualized the Swiss cheese Covid-19 defense in a wonderful way. Each layer of cheese represents a personal or shared intervention. Source: KOTTKE
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