The Best Articles to stay Informed
At the Home Front, we understand it is important for you to stay informed about how to deal with the stress of the Coronavirus outbreak, know how to go about supporting others, learn about related issues, and so on. This blog post provides summaries of four articles we believe are important to read to help you stay informed!
This Pandemic of Grief
This article discusses a pandemic of grief brought about by the emergence of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It defines grief and how to help yourself and others through it emotionally, socially, and spiritually. There is also information included on what to do in special circumstances of loneliness, isolated seniors, far-flung families, cancelled events, and serious illness and death.
Sharing in a time of COVID-19
This article by SpaceiShare covers how an individual can “donate space” through their #FREESPACECOVID initiative and how to go about sharing space at this time - parking, storage and otherwise. Also, it covers how to rent space using a virtual tour and some guidelines for using moving companies. Ultimately, it provides a comprehensive list of how one can (still) share space while using the utmost care to ensure the infection isn’t spreading.
Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance
Using sourced charts and data, this article covers what the current global situation of coronavirus cases is, what response options we have, the value of time in saving lives, what a good coronavirus strategy looks like, and how we should think about economic and social impacts. It concludes that we need to buy time (by having countries lockdown for a few weeks, create an educated action plan, and control the virus until a vaccine becomes available). Translations of the article into 36 different languages can be found at the bottom.
Children at heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence amidst intensifying containment measures
This article covers how actions are taken to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic leave children at a heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. This has left UNICEF to urge governments to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children amidst the intensifying socio-economic fallout from the disease. The article goes on to summarize some important guidelines set forth by the UN children’s agency, together with its partners at the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action to support authorities and organizations involved in establishing protective measures for children.
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