19.01.2021

CoronaCrime #36

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. This is how COVID-19 has impacted workers’ lives around the world
    Stress, anxiety and loneliness have increased among working people, according to a new survey, underscoring the ongoing toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of working adults experienced anxiety relating to their job security and stress due to changes in their working patterns. Source: IPSOS
  2. COVID-19 and the cost of vaccine nationalism
    Experience shows that, in response to pandemics, national governments tend to follow their own interests instead of pursuing a more globally coordinated approach. This nationalistic behaviour could have negative consequences on how well the COVID-19 global pandemic is managed and contained. A situation in which countries push to get first access to a supply of vaccines, potentially hoarding key components for vaccine production, has been commonly referred to as 'vaccine nationalism'. This report examines how the management of the COVID-19 crisis may be affected by vaccine nationalism and what the associated economic cost would be of inequitable access to vaccines across countries. Source: RAND
  3. COVID Capitalism Report
    Between April and July 2020, Transnational Institute hosted a unique set of 12 global conversations to analyse the fallout from COVID-19 and to articulate the changes we need for a better world. The webinars took place in collaboration with allied organisations and partners around the globe, including AIDC and Focus on the Global South. This critical report pulls out the main analysis from those conversations, with a focus on the proposals and solutions put forward by activists and experts worldwide. Source: Transnational Institute 
  4. Encouraging Protective COVID-19 Behaviors among College Students
    Developmental psychology and brain research can support campus leaders as they work together with students to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses and in the surrounding communities. This rapid expert consultation presents research-informed habit-promoting and communication strategies to encourage the adoption of behaviors that can stem the spread of COVID infections on college campuses. Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicin
  5. COVID-19 cases and testing in 53 prison systems
    COVID-19 has entered United States prison systems at alarming rates. Disparities in social and structural determinants of health disproportionately affect those experiencing incarceration, making them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Additionally, prisons are sites of congregate living, making it impossible to practice social distancing, and most prisons have relied only on incremental measures to reduce risk and spread of COVID-19. To more fully understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on incarcerated populations, it is critical to have systematic data on testing, test positivity, cases, and case fatality. Source: Health & Justice
Please find more information and news about the interlinkages between the Coronavirus, Crime and Violence in German published every Tuesday on our German News Service Tägliche Präventions News.
 
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