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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. The state of education – one year into COVID
    The results from the latest Special Survey show that some countries were able to keep schools open and safe even in difficult pandemic situations. Social distancing and hygiene practices proved to be the most widely used measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but they imposed significant capacity constraints on schools and required education systems to make difficult choices about the allocation of educational opportunity. The vaccination of teachers has also been part of national strategies, with 19 out of the 30 education systems with comparable data implementing national measures prioritising teachers’ vaccination. However, the limited initial supply of vaccines, and competing public health objectives make the prioritisation of vaccination a difficult balancing act. Source: OECD
  2. Why nobody will ever agree on whether COVID lockdowns were worth it
    As an increasingly vaccinated world emerges from lockdowns, lots of people are talking about whether the fight against the pandemic was too strong or too weak. Some people argue restrictions did not go far enough; others maintain the attempted cures have been worse than the disease. One reason for these conflicting views is that the answer depends on both facts and values. Source: The Conversation
    Resetting Normal is a series of reports on gender equality and the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. They explore risks to human rights exposed by the pandemic and propose new ways to build a gender-equal Canada in pandemic recovery efforts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, women – most of them Indigenous, Black and women of colour, living with disabilities, including the 80% of women in the non-profit work force on the front lines of the pandemic – have shown their strength, their capacity to lead and support communities in times of crisis, and their adaptability as they have adjusted to new ways of working. This is not the first individual crisis they have faced, but it is one of the most widespread, longest running and with the deepest impacts at multiple levels. Source: Canadian Women’s Foundation
  4. Criminal Contagion: How Mafias, Gangsters and Scammers Profit from a Pandemic
    Covid-19 is reshaping and challenging governments, societies and economies in previously unimaginable ways—but gangsters and profiteers have adapted. They have found new routes for illegal commodities, from narcotics to people. Listen to the podcast with the authors of the book.

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