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.
Kabir Duggal, Rekha Rangachari, Kanika Gupta,
Consequences of crisis and the great re-think: COVID-19’s impact on energy investment, sustainability and the future of international investment agreements, 2021.04.10,
This article seeks to understand the pandemic’s impact in shaping future human rights policy in international investment law and considers the future of potential reforms in the post-COVID recovery agenda while keeping in mind energy and climate goals.
Thiago Guimarães Moraes, etc.,
Open data on the COVID-19 pandemic: anonymisation as a technical solution for transparency, privacy, and data protection, 2021.04.22,
This article aims to discuss transparency and privacy on COVID-19 public data and discuss how to implement transparent COVID-19 government databases while respecting data protection.
Charlotte M Roy, E Brennan Bollman, Laura M Carson, etc.,
Assessing the Indirect Effects of COVID-19 on Healthcare Delivery, Utilization, and Health Outcomes: A Scoping Review, March 2021,
The COVID-19 pandemic and global efforts to contain its spread, such as stay-at-home orders and transportation shutdowns, have created new barriers to accessing healthcare, resulting in changes in service delivery and utilization globally. The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the literature published thus far on the indirect health effects of COVID-19 and to explore the data sources and methodologies being used to assess indirect health effects.
The Coronavirus Pandemic and International Investment Arbitration - Application of "Security Exceptions" Clauses in Investment Agreements, May 2020,
The pandemic situation in 2020 raises the possibility of invoking national security exception clauses contained in recent investment agreements. Although it is still too early to judge, recent jurisprudence indicates that a bona fide measures to counter COVID-19 may constitute an instance to invoke security exceptions. At the same time, current security exception are not detailed enough to deal with new types of state emergencies such as pandemics. Nor have there been sufficient discussion to clarify and fine-tune the clauses. Keen attention have been paid to national security exceptions even before the pandemic is now signaling that the provision is now likely to be invoked more actively and robustly in investment context. Existing and future investment agreement need to revisit this provision to ensure it does not become a source of conflict or a carte blanche for treaty violations.
Beijing Interest Group on Global Health and Global Governance