Stuart Leske, Kairi Kõlves, etc.,
Real-time suicide mortality data from police reports in Queensland, Australia, during theCOVID-19 pandemic: an interrupted time-series analysis, 2020.11.16,
This study shows that there does not yet appear to be an overall change in the suspected suicide rate in the 7 months since Queensland declared a public heal the mergency. Despite this, COVID-19 has contributed to some suspected suicides in Queensland. Ongoing community spread and increasing death rates of COVID-19, and its impact on national economies and mental health, reinforces the need for governments to maintain the monitoring and reporting of suicide mortality in realtime.
Deepti Gurdasani, Laura Bear, etc.,
The UK needs a sustainable strategy for COVID-19, 2020.11.09,
Authors believe that to avoid repeated lockdowns and their impacts, the British government need a sustainable COVID-19 public health strategy and make seven evidence-based recommendations.
Borame L Dickens, Joel R Koo, etc.,
Institutional, not home-based, isolation could contain the COVID-19 outbreak, 2020.04.29,
Researchers modelled and compared two types of isolation measures: institution-based isolation and home-based isolation and the results show the need for institution-based isolation to reduce household and community transmission.
Women at the frontline of COVID-19: Can Gender Mainstreaming in Free Trade Agreements Help? 2020.09.10,
This article outlines five main reasons that explain why this health pandemic has put women employees, entrepreneurs, and consumers at the frontline of the struggle. It then explores how free trade agreements can contribute in repairing the harm in the post-pandemic world. In doing so, the author sheds light on various ways in which the existing trade agreements embrace gender equality considerations and how they can be better prepared to help minimize the pandemic-inflicted economic loss to women.
Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer, Odd Hanssen, Andrew Mirelman, etc,,
Projected health-care resource needs for an effective response to COVID-19 in 73 low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study, 2020.09.09,
This study shows that the sizeable costs of a COVID-19 response in the health sector will escalate, particularly if transmission increases. Instituting early and comprehensive measures to limit the further spread of the virus will conserve resources and sustain the response.
Alexandre de Figueiredo, Clarissa Simas, Emilie Karafillakis, etc,,
Mapping global trends in vaccine confidence and investigating barriers to vaccine uptake: a large-scale retrospective temporal modelling study, 2020.09.10,
In this study, vaccine confidence was mapped across 149 countries between 2015 and 2019. Their findings highlight the importance of regular monitoring to detect emerging trends to prompt interventions to build and sustain vaccine confidence.
Christopher Stothers, Alexandra Morgan,
IP and the supply of COVID-19-related drugs, 2020.08.07,
This article considers some of the mechanisms that governments may seek to use to bypass patent rights and trading rules, comparing the UK, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the USA.
Eduardo L. Brugnago, Rafael M. da Silva, Cesar Manchein, etc,,
How relevant is the decision of containment measures against COVID-19 applied ahead of time? 2020.08.12 ,
This research shows that non-pharmacological strategies must be applied as soon as possible, including social distance and a large number of testing and immediate isolation of asymptomatic infected individuals. Furthermore, time delays in applying such strategies lead to an irreversible catastrophic number of infected people.
Denis Y Logunov, Inna V Dolzhikova, Olga V Zubkova, etc,,
Safety and immunogenicity of an rAd26 and rAd5 vector-based heterologous prime-boost COVID-19 vaccine in two formulations: two open, non-randomised phase 1/2 studies from Russia, 2020.09.04,
The heterologous rAd26 and rAd5 vector-based COVID-19 vaccine has a good safety profile and induced strong humoral and cellular immune responses in participants. Further investigation is needed of the effectiveness of this vaccine for prevention of COVID-19.
Chimène I Keitner,
Letter to the Journal To Litigate a Pandemic: Cases in the United States Against China and the Chinese Communist Party and Foreign Sovereign Immunities, 2020.08.09,
This paper demonstrates some civil litigation brought against China in U.S. courts and makes the point that it is not well suited for civil litigation in domestic courts to perform the social functions of condemning harmful behavior, deterring future wrongdoing, and securing compensation for injured parties with respect to a foreign state’s acts or omissions relating to the initial or continued spread of a deadly virus.
Beijing Interest Group on Global Health and Global Governance