Andrew G Letizia, Yongchao Ge, etc.,
SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity and subsequent infection risk in healthy young adults: a prospective cohort study, 2021.04.15,
This study shows that seropositive young adults had about one-fifth the risk of subsequent infection compared with seronegative individuals. Although antibodies induced by initial infection are largely protective, they do not guarantee effective SARS-CoV-2 neutralisation activity or immunity against subsequent infection. These findings might be relevant for optimisation of mass vaccination strategies.
Cristina Menni, Kerstin Klaser, etc.,
Vaccine side-effects and SARS-CoV-2 infection after vaccination in users of the COVID Symptom Study app in the UK: a prospective observational study, 2021.04.27,
This study finds that systemic and local side-effects after BNT162b2 and ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccination occur at frequencies lower than reported in phase 3 trials. Both vaccines decrease the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection after 12 days.
Stacy A Gherardi,
COVID-19 and the Limits of Educationalizing Social Problems, 2021.04.16,
The author points outs that the response to student needs that stem from the inadequate and inequitable sociopolitical environment outside of schools has persistently been among the central challenges facing U.S. public education historically and will be more so as the U.S. recover from the pandemic. The author notes that this response is nearly impossible to address within the education system alone and schools are 'ill-equipped for such a mission'.
‘Covid-19 has caused a dramatic change to prison life’. Analysing the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the pains of imprisonment in the Scottish Prison Estate, 2021.04.19,
This paper provides insights into the impact of COVID-19 in the Scottish Prison Estate.
Trenton M White, Lucinda Cash-Gibson, etc.,
COVID-SCORE Spain: Public perceptions of key government COVID-19 control measures, 2021.04.19,
This study finds that public perception of the government’s pandemic response in Spain varied by socio-demographic and individual variables, particularly by reported trust in the government. Fostering public trust during health threats may improve perception of response efforts. Future efforts should tailor interventions that consider gender, education level, and whether people have been affected by COVID-19.
Alessandro De Matteis, Fethiye B Turkmen Ceylan, etc.,
The contribution of testing in the fight against COVID-19: Evidence from Italy, 2021.04.20,
This study finds that a large-scale testing policy is recommended as a critical contribution to effectively contain the epidemic. In addition, it is highly recommended to set up all necessary measures to enable the quick scale-up of testing capacity whenever required.
Aidyn L Iachini, Tasha M Childs,
Resources for Families during COVID-19: A Content Analysis of Information Provided on School District Web Sites, 2021.04.21,
This article examines whether school district Web sites in one southeastern state provided information about COVID-19 and 11 other resources and discusses the implications for school social workers related to crisis response and leadership around contributing to efforts that aim to address educational disparities and inequities and maximize student success during this time of crisis.
The Global Trust Deficit Disorder: A Communications Perspective on Trust in the Time of Global Pandemics, 2021.04.25,
This article identifies trust studies as a rich interdisciplinary field, linking communication to other branches of the social sciences and humanities and argues that we lack a comprehensive account of how trust has been understood in communication. The article also proposes that a focus upon trust would open up new perspectives on two important topics—the future of news media and journalism, and the global rise of populism.
Ciara M E Reynolds, Joanna Purdy, etc.,
Factors associated with changes in consumption among smokers and alcohol drinkers during the COVID-19 'lockdown' period, 2021.04.26,
This article finds that increased consumption was more commonly reported than reductions, and Increased consumption was associated with psychological distress and socio-economic factors. The article also suggest that policies and services should consider a response to widening inequalities in harmful consumption.
Daniel Ghezelbash, Nikolas Feith Tan,
The End of the Right to Seek Asylum? COVID-19 and the Future of Refugee Protection, 2021.03.31,
This article briefly sets out the content of the right to seek asylum under international law and frames the impact of COVID-19 on asylum seekers by reference to existing measures restricting access to asylum in the global North as well as examines what happened to the right to seek asylum between March and August 2020, when destination States largely closed their borders and canvasses ways to protect the right to seek asylum beyond the pandemic.
Beijing Interest Group on Global Health and Global Governance