Helen Clark: WHO coronavirus inquiry aims to 'stop the world being blindsided... A former prime minister of New Zealand whose leadership was defined by stability and thoroughness has been appointed to investigate if the World Health Organization failed to adequately warn of the coronavirus pandemic.
Covid 19 alternative care technical note final. Global Reset – A Call to Standing Together – By Helene Guldborg. While the coronavirus epidemic is putting our lives in turmoil across the world and turning our societies unrecognisable over night with limited mobility; empty streets, schools and airports; lockdown of countries; restrictions on our social pursuits and freedoms and militant directives on social distancing in order to urgently diminish its spread, it might just also provide a necessary reset and (ironically) connect us closer together.
Infusing Interconnectedness The coronavirus is affecting us across continents, borders, ethnicity, skin color, gender and income levels – it does not discriminate or favorize, and social status or privilige will not set anyone free. Slavoj Zizek’s Covid-19 lockdown survival guide: Guilty pleasures, Valhalla Murders & pretending it's just a game — RT Op-ed. To deal with the mental pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, my first rule is it’s not a time to search for spiritual authenticity.
Without any shame – assume all small rituals that stabilize your daily life. Let me begin by a personal confession: I like the idea of being confined to one’s apartment, with all the time to read and work. Even when I travel, I prefer to stay in a nice hotel room and ignore all famous attractions. Child Protection and COVID-19 Resource Hubs. List of Relevant Resource Hubs CP AoR Child Protection Resource Menu for COVID-19 The CP AoR Help Desk has created a dropbox folder with collected global, regional, and country-level resources for COVID-19.
They have provided numerous resources that include general guidance, key websites, caregiver and risk information, mental health information as well as educational resources and how to operate child friendly spaces. Link: Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus. Humankind is now facing a global crisis.
Perhaps the biggest crisis of our generation. The decisions people and governments take in the next few weeks will probably shape the world for years to come. They will shape not just our healthcare systems but also our economy, politics and culture. We must act quickly and decisively. We should also take into account the long-term consequences of our actions. Many short-term emergency measures will become a fixture of life. Italy struggled to convince citizens of coronavirus crisis. What can Europe l... Ordinarily, having an aperitivo in Venice’s St Mark’s Square would cost a small fortune.
Here's how to care for loved ones suffering with coronavirus. Bluff, bombast and blame is all that Donald Trump can offer in this crisis. As fearful Britain shuts down, coronavirus has transformed everything. Has the national life of this country ever been transformed so completely and at such a speed?
In the course of a week, the British landscape has changed and changed utterly. Once crowded streets are deserted. Schools are closed, summer exams cancelled. Coronavirus has taught Italy hard lessons. Other countries must learn from us... Last week, Italy became the first European country to go into complete lockdown to protect its citizens from a pandemic attack.
Previously, such a scenario was just an academic hypothesis for national security experts. Now what Italy is doing can become a model for other countries threatened by the same enemy: coronavirus. Italy remains under attack, as shown by the rising number of infections and deaths, and the battle against the virus is full of unknowns, but there are three aspects of the current emergency that already contain unequivocal lessons. The first concerns national security. The pandemic caught Italy by surprise, almost like a large-scale terror attack. The pandemic kills also the European solidarity – EU Immigration and Asylum L... By Constantin Hruschka, senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy Munich.
In the fast-growing Corona crisis, governments in Europe are currently trying to find ways to contain the virus. Many measures seem at first sight to make sense (like school closures and other restrictions on public life) to slow down the spread of the virus, and to serve as symbolic measures to point out the seriousness of the situation. On top of that, many States in the Schengen area have decided to reintroduce internal border controls and absolute entry bans for persons from “risk areas”. This, too, allegedly serves to flatten out the growth in the rate of infections but shows a law-and-order understanding of virus control which largely lacks the necessary health policy component. The corona virus is “novel” and comes from “outside” (initially from China) and then spreads in a kind of continuous flow – this seems to be the idea behind these measures. Targeted measures. 'We're clearing the decks': a GP on watching the coronavirus pandemic unfold.
On 13 January, a bulletin from Health Protection Scotland was sent to all GP practices in the country describing a “novel Wuhan coronavirus”.
I work in a small clinic in central Edinburgh with four doctors, two nurses and six admin staff.