Covid-19: The humanities and social sciences have much to contribute to beating this pandemic and the next

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[allAfrica] Analyses  by researchers at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (Accord) warn that Covid-19 has provoked responses that violate human rights, slow effective responses to the pandemic and, ultimately, threaten peace.
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This report offers a reflection on the authors' time spent working in the Education Center as members of the 'Core Operations' team. The content of the article is based upon the authors' reflections, first-hand experiences and field observations. It offers a reflection upon the massive undertaking of setting up an education center in an entertainment venue, as well as the successes and challenges of working interprofessionally in this unique space and under pandemic conditions. PMID: 32990127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Joosten-Hagye D, Katz A, Sivers-Teixeira T, Yonshiro-Cho J Abstract Loneliness and isolation are concerning consequences of social distancing and other stay-at-home orders for older adults globally, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. To combat loneliness and isolation among older adults residing in California, the Keck School of Medicine collaborated with other health profession schools at the University of Southern California (USC) to create the Age-Friendly Student Senior Connection (AFSSC). A total of 115 interprofessional graduate students were linked with older adults. Students engaged in 30 to 60 minute p...
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Authors: Azizoddin DR, Vella Gray K, Dundin A, Szyld D Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has instigated significant changes for health care systems. With clinician burnout rising, efforts to promote clinician resilience are essential. Within this quality improvement project, an interprofessional debriefing program (Brigham Resilience in COVID-19-pandemic Emergency Forum-BRIEF) was developed within two emergency departments (EDs). An interprofessional group of ED providers led optional, nightly debriefings using a web-based portal to connect with ED clinicians for six weeks. In total, 81 interprofessional staff partici...
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Even as we continue to protect ourselves against COVID-19 with masks and social distancing, we ’re about to face another contagious virus. Flu season doesn’t take a break during a pandemic. While the rates of death are lower for flu than COVID-19, flu remains a serious threat, especially to vulnerable populations. During last year’s flu season, between 24,000 and 62,000 deaths were att ributed to flu in the U.S. (By comparison, the country had about 178,000 deaths related to COVID-19 as of late…
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Bayer to accelerate transformation to address challenging market environment and enable additional growth investmentsAdjusted outlook for 2020 confirmed / 2021 sales expected at approximately 2020 levels despite significant headwinds from COVID-19 pandemic; 2021 core earnings per share expected to be slightly below 2020 levels at constant exchange rates / Lower than expected outlook in the agricultural market likely to lead to mid-to-high single-digit billion-euro non-cash impairment charges in the Crop Science business / Strengthening margin profile and funding of additional investments in innovation and growth through ad...
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[WHO] New commitments from governments, international organizations and the private sector support unified approach to end pandemic, backing a response of unprecedented scale, scope and speed-through the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator-as pandemic claims more than 1 million lives
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Publication date: Available online 29 September 2020Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Steffanie A Strathdee, Sally C Davies, Jasmine R Marcelin
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From 2014 to 2018, the number of California adults who reported that they had experienced serious psychological distress in any given year increased by 42%, according to aUCLA Center for Health Policy Research policy briefpublished today.The finding is based on research in theCalifornia Health Interview Survey, which each year gathers data from more than 20,000 respondents. Based on the surveys, UCLA researchers project that nearly 2.2 million Californians experienced serious psychological distress in 2014, and that the figure steadily increased through 2018, when, according to their projections, 3.2 million experienced su...
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