CoronaCrime #81

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. Mental health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic as revealed by helpline calls
    Researchers from the University of Lausanne and Freiburg collected data on 8 million calls from 19 countries, focusing on the COVID-19 crisis. Call volumes peaked six weeks after the initial outbreak, at 35% above pre-pandemic levels. The increase was driven mainly by fear (including fear of infection), loneliness and, later in the pandemic, concerns about physical health. Relationship issues, economic problems, violence and suicidal ideation, however, were less prevalent than before the pandemic. Source: Nature
  2. Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Europe’s Covid Culture War
    In pockets of Europe, vaccine resistance has become the long tail of the populist nationalist movements that shook up European politics for a decade. Source: NY Times
  3. Conspiracy ideologies, Covid 19 and antisemitism
    The last two years has seen the world gripped by the tragic spread of COVID-19. In the face of such widespread devastation there have been remarkable moments of collaboration and hope but also fear, confusion and of course, death. One side effect of the pandemic it that is has enabled a sprawling, multi-faceted web of conspiracy ideologies to grow exponentially around the globe, opening new pathways towards antisemitism and Holocaust denial. Source: Bell Tower News
  4. World children’s day: children share their experiences of learning during lockdown
    The EU Joint Research Centre has released the results of 105 in-depth interviews with children aged 6-12 and their parents from 10 EU countries, exploring how they coped with schooling during the spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. Source: EU JCR

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