CoronaCrime #52

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

  1. US backs waiving COVID vaccine property rights
    Today the Biden administration said it supports an initiative to waive the intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. Source: CIDRAP
  2. WHO Director-General commends United States decision to support temporary waiver on intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines
    WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised the commitment by the United States administration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris to support the temporary waiver of intellectual property on COVID-19 vaccines in a bold move to end the pandemic as quickly as possible. Source: WHO
  3. COVAX - With a fast-moving pandemic, no one is safe, unless everyone is safe
    Developing a vaccine against COVID-19 is the most pressing challenge of our time - and nobody wins the race until everyone wins. Source: WHO
  4. Conflict, Coping and Covid: Changing human smuggling and trafficking dynamics in North Africa and the Sahel in 2019 and 2020
    This report builds on these studies and maps human smuggling trends and dynamics between 2019 and 2020, as well as the political and security dynamics that impacted and influenced smuggling and trafficking during the period. It underscores both the continuing importance of smuggling from and through Libya, Tunisia, Niger, Chad and Mali and the impact of conflict, insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic on this industry but also its resilience in the face of these phenomena. Source: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC)
  5. Are black and minority ethnic groups vaccine-hesitant and ‘hard to reach’?
    Recently, media stories and research studies have found greater risks of vaccine hesitancy among people in black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Recent data reports that black ethnic minorities have received the lowest proportion of vaccine across all age groups. These stories and studies have led to widespread appeals to improve uptake among this supposedly reluctant group through various video campaigns across commercial broadcasters. But what are the implications of the terminology used in these campaigns? Source: Transforming Society

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