CoronaCrime #37

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. How might COVID-19 impact our future?
    Leading thinkers on 101 distinct topics – from money to debt, supply chains to trade, work to robots, journalism to politics, water to food, climate change to human rights, e-commerce to cybersecurity, despair to mental health, gender to racism, fine arts to literature, and even hope and happiness - were interviewed. Watch the full video series here. Source: Global Designing Cities Initiative
  2. How Covid-19 changed the future
    Covid-19 erupted into a landscape of change: even before the pandemic unfolded, the world was already grappling with major challenges and the emergence of new geopolitical fissures and trends. Source: EU-ISS
  3. COVID-19 in the Global South
    The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic globally has drawn back the curtain on the extent of global inequality across a variety of axes, including race, nation, gender, class and disability. Source: Transforming Society
  4. How the U.S. Can Mitigate the Pandemic’s Global Economic Impact
    After decades of historic progress in the fight against extreme poverty, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the first increase in extreme poverty in Africa in 20 years. Countries across the Global South are suffering from not only the economic impacts of prolonged shutdowns, but also exponentially increased debt distress. What does this mean for a new Biden administration, facing its own economic challenges at home? Source: Open Society Foundations
  5. COVID-19 early warning system
    The City of Altamonte Springs in Florida has developed and deployed a wastewater surveillance model, which City Manager Frank Martz calls a ‘Doppler radar’ for coronavirus. It enables the city to predict COVID-19 spikes up to a week in advance and by area. Source: Cities Today
  6. Webinar: Rethinking School Streets in the Time of COVID-19 (Part Two), January 28, 2021
    Throughout this discussion, participants will learn first-hand how to reset the practices for streets outside of schools, ensure physical distancing, adapt drop-off and pick-up zones, and identify quick and efficient solutions that can be rolled out at a larger scale. Using ideas and strategies featured in Designing Streets for Kids, and building on global street design practices highlighted in Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery, we invite you to join this important conversation around schools, safety, and child-friendly street design. 

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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