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.
- COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic
COVID-19 remains a global disaster. Worse, it was a preventable disaster. That is why the recommendations of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response are urgent and vital. The world needs a new international system for pandemic preparedness and response, and it needs one fast, to stop future infectious disease outbreaks from becoming catastrophic pandemics. Since September 2020, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response has systematically, rigorously and comprehensively examined why COVID-19 became a global health and socio-economic crisis. In May 2021, the Panel presented its findings and recommendations for action to curb the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that any future infectious disease outbreak does not become another catastrophic pandemic. Source: Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
- Webinar: COVID-19 in prisons: preparing for future pandemics
It will discuss strategies to prevent and manage pandemics in prisons going forward based on the learning from COVID-19, including what governance and accountability structures need to be in place to ensure public health is always prioritised. Source: Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
- Who was better at predicting the course of the pandemic – experts or the public?
Despite the potential influence of both expert and non-expert predictions on people’s responses to the pandemic, there’s been limited research on the accuracy of either – or indeed on the difference in accuracy between them. To this end, in April 2020 researchers conducted an experiment to find out whether experts really did have a better idea of what was on the way than the public. Source: The Conversation
- Racial/Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Exposure Risk, Testing, And Cases
The COVID-19 pandemic in the US has disproportionately affected people with low socioeconomic status, as well as Black, Indigenous, and Latino people, all of whom have experienced higher rates of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. As a state with a population of forty million with substantial county and regional variation in terms of demographics, socioeconomic status, and health services, California is an important setting in which to study these disparities. Source: Health Affairs
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