CoronaCrime #60

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. Human behaviour: what scientists have learned about it from the pandemic
    During the pandemic, a lot of assumptions were made about how people behave. Many of those assumptions were wrong, and they led to disastrous policies. Source: The Conversation
  2. A visual history of pandemics
    Even in the modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the coronavirus has. This visualization outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to COVID-19. Source: World Economic Forum
  3. Learning from crisis: building resilient systems to combat future pandemics
    A spotlight has illuminated how evidence becomes policy, and the interface of politics and science, which encompasses ecological, financial, and social risks, among others. In a lecture delivered for the Academy of Medical Sciences on Nov 2, 2020, we examined the threat of future pandemics in the light of COVID-19, reviewing how to prepare, how to build resilient health systems, and what we can learn from coronavirus to combat pandemics of the future. Source: The Lancet
  4. Venezuela's Thriving Black Market for COVID-19 Vaccines
    In the absence of an adequate COVID-19 vaccination plan, criminal networks in Venezuela have seized upon ongoing mismanagement to steal and resell doses or sell fake vaccines on the black market. Source: InSight Crime
  5. Tourism and security: the management of public spaces in Xàbia, Spain, under Covid-19
    A highly sought-after town situated on the Spanish Costa Blanca, Xàbia is preparing for an unusual summer season. With a permanent population of 30,000, our town receives on average over 120,000 tourists per year. Indeed, tourism is the engine of the local economy. Chief Lieutenant of the Xàbia local police force, Jose A. Monfort Pons, and Police Officer, Fernando Gaona de Sande discuss the challenges of tourism and security in Xàbia. Source: Efus

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