CoronaCrime #74

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. Do older lives matter? Age discrimination in COVID-19 and new ageism
    The ‘exceptional’ ageist practices and neglect of older people’s right to life characterised the UK’s first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, but ageism has continued to operate through the rhetoric of herd immunity over the summer of 2021. The focus throughout has been on the visibility of death, rather than preventing the deaths of (older) people. Source: Transforming Society
  2. COVID-19: Children globally struggling after lockdowns averaging six months
    Children around the world have stayed indoors for an average of six months since the start of the pandemic, with growing concerns about rising levels of depression, anxiety, loneliness and even self-harm, Save the Children has warned ahead of World Mental Health Day. New analysis by Save the Children, using data from the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, reveals that children globally have lived under required and recommended nationwide lockdowns for an average of six months, or 184 days since the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020. Source: Save the Children
  3. COVID-19 stay at home orders brought uptick in child abuse
    Research to be presented at the 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition finds that stay-at-home orders and pandemic stress during the COVID outbreak brought an increase in non-accidental child injuries, the result of child abuse. Source: EurekAlert
  4. Global prevalence and burden of depressive and anxiety disorders in 204 countries and territories in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    Before 2020, mental disorders were leading causes of the global health-related burden, with depressive and anxiety disorders being leading contributors to this burden. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment where many determinants of poor mental health are exacerbated. The need for up-to-date information on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in a way that informs health system responses is imperative. In this study, we aimed to quantify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevalence and burden of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders globally in 2020. Source: The Lancet

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