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ECCT's Technology webinar on "The day after the coronavirus crisis - Multidisciplinary and comparative research on corona exit strategies" with guest speaker - Professor Deborah Shmueli- Head of the National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness in Israel. June, 18, 2020

Mizrahi, S., Cohen, N., & Vigoda-Gadot, E. (2020). Government’s social responsibility, citizen satisfaction and trust. Policy & Politics.
See also in Policy & Politics blog and Discoversociety blog

Kimhi, S., Eshel, Y., Marciano, H., & Adini, B. (2020). Distress and Resilience in the Days of COVID-19: Comparing Two Ethnicities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11), 3956.

Prof. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg et al. (April 19, 2020). Analysis of Public Perception of the Israeli Government’s Early Emergency Instructions Regarding COVID-19: Online Survey Study

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg about health and risk communication, European Science-Media Hub,  April 30, 2020
See also acticle: COVID-19: How uncertainty affects our consumer behaviour

Prof. Doron Kliger, Department of Economics at University of Haifa, and Expert in Behavioral Economics : Understanding Our Economic Behavior in the Age of COVID-19.Understanding Our Economic Behavior in the Age of COVID-19. April 12, 2020

Emotional coping with the Coronavirus - Dr. Adar Ben Eliyahu

Data sites 

WHO - World Health Organization - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemicCoronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

Worldometer - COVID-19 Reported Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - DRR and COVID-19

The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT). Hale, Thomas, Sam Webster, Anna Petherick, Toby Phillips, and Beatriz Kira (2020). Blavatnik School of Government.

COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM). WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

The World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN)- www.wprn.org

Evidenceaid COVID-19 collection

SSRN hub - Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Research page - early-stage research

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

Special Analysis: Explicit press protections in state and territorial emergency laws. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, April 16, 2020

The National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine Newsroom

Coronavirus resources page on Evidence Aid

Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT)

Publishers suggesting free access to Coronavirus papers

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Addressing Weaknesses in the Medical Supply Chain. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health forum. April 7, 2020

Webinars and podcasts

UNDRR  COVID-19 Webinars (updating)

Coronavirus Pandemic Series – The Forum at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

The Eastern Arc Podcast Series - insights on aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic (updating)

COVID-19: Responding, Re-opening and Recovery Towards Resilience of Cities. UNDRR GETI & WHO Webinar - Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic series (co-organized with UCLG & ICLEI. July 8, 2020

Online Panel: COVID-19 States of Emergency – Response, Reform and Recovery. RECONNECT EU, June 18, 2020

A Social Minimum in the Time of Pandemic: Territorial and Extraterritorial Guarantees. The Minerva Center for Human Rights, A 2-part On-line Symposium: June 18 & 22, 2020

“World Food Safety Day" - Lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Food and Nutrition Security : The Israeli Experience. with Prof. Aron Troen, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment. MASHAV, 8.6.2020–16:30 (Israel time).

The Civil Society's Contribution During COVID 19 Crisis. SID Israel, June 1st, 2020

The Taiwan Experience - YouTube video, May 19, 2020

UNDRR Webinar: COVID-19: Opportunities for Resilient Recovery, 7 May 2020

Risk communication to prevent the spread of COVID-19: Countering the ‘Infodemic’. UNDRR, April 30, 2020

100 Years Since 1918: Are we Reaady for the Next Pandemic? 1918 Pandemic Flu Partner Webinar, Center for Disease Cpntrol and Prevention (CDC), 2018

Acceptable Losses? COVID-19—Social Equity and the African American Community. ASPA (American Society of Public Administration, with the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. April 16 at 4 p.m. ET

COVID-19: A Gender Perspective on the Growing Humanitarian Crisis. Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), April 8, 2020

Resilience of local governments: A multi-sectoral approach to integrate public health and disaster risk managemen. United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, April 7, 2020. See summary here

Leave No One Behind in COVID-19 Prevention, Response and Recovery. United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, April 3, 2020

EU response to the Corona Virus Crisis - Amb. Emanuele Giaufret. Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, April 1, 2020

Practical Experiences from P.R. China and the Republic of Korea with COVID-19. UNDRR ONEA & GETI and WHO, Prevention Web, 25 March, 2020

News items, blogs, papers and articles related to the Coronavirus

See also Law related articles at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions 

Covid-19 has revealed a preexisting pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich. Covid-19 has revealed a preexisting pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich. The Guardian, 11 July, 2020

Israel Lost Control of the Coronavirus Crisis. There's Only One Thing It Can Do Now. Meirav Arlosoroff, Haaretz, 09 July, 2020

Coronavirus in Australia: Melbourne begins new shutdown. BBC News, 08 July, 2020

Israel's Failed Pandemic Governmen. Haaretz Editorial, June 30, 2020

US secures world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir. Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, 30 June, 2020

Coronavirus: US has "serious problem", says Fauci. BBC News,27 June, 2020

Coronavirus live news: India passes 500,000 cases as Australian state of Victoria reports surge. Aamna Mohdin, Graham Readfearn and Luke Henriques-Gomes, the Guardian, 27 June, 2020

COVID-19 Recovery Policy Brief. IRP (International Recovery Platform), May 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Applying IRP Disaster Recovery Tools and Guidelines to Pandemic Recovery. International Recovery Platform, May 2020 

The 3 most populous states are breaking coronavirus records, leading to fears of 'apocalyptic' surges in the US. Faith Karimi and Douglas Wood, CNN June 25, 2020

Floods Afflict Ukraine as It Tries to Control the Coronavirus. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, 24 June, 2020

Beijing’s Partial Lockdown a Sign of the World’s New Normal. Chris Buckley and Keith Bradsher, New York Times, June 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Fear of second wave in Beijing after market outbreak. BBC NEWS, 13 June, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Earlier lockdown would have halved death toll'. BBC, 10 June 2020

Exclusive: nearly 600 US health workers died of Covid-19-and the toll is rising. Christina Jewett, Melissa Bailey, and Danielle Renwick, The Guardian, 06 June, 2020

Georgeou, N., & Hawksley, C. (2020). State Responses to COVID-19: A Global Snapshot at 1 June 2020. https://doi.org/10.26183/5ed5a2079cabd

Coronavirus: Leading economist warns of 10 years of depression and debt.Coronavirus: Leading economist warns of 10 years of depression and debt. Karishma Vaswani, BBC NEWS,22 May, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: The Indian migrants dying to get home. Vikas Pandey, BBC NEWS, 20 May, 2020

The pandemic may forever change the world's cities.The pandemic may forever change the world's cities. Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post, 20 May, 2020

Coronavirus: World Bank warns 60m at risk of extreme poverty. BBC NEWS, 20 May, 2020

Social distancing; When extreme weather and coronavirus collide. BBC NEWS, 20 May, 2020

Coronavirus:What does it mean for natural disaster response? Jessica Murphy, BBC NEWS, 20 May,2020

With 42% living in slums, virus casts long shadow across Mumbai. Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar & Clara Lewis, The Times of India, May 18, 2020

UK on course to launch contact tracing by end of May. Laura Hughes in Londonת Financial Times, May 17, 2020

Coronavirus: India's pandemic lockdown turns into a human tragedy. Soutik Biswas, BBC India correspondent, 30 March 2020

Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California. Joe Sexton and Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, May 16, 2020

Psychiatrists fear "tsunami" of mental illness after lockdown. Philippa Roxby, BBC News, 16 May, 2020

Coronavirus: Two Rohingya test positive in refugee camp. BBC, May 14, 2020

Just Because You Test Positive for Antibodies Doesn’t Mean You Have Them. Todd Haugh and Suneal Bedi, New York Times, May 13, 2020

Coronavirus may have emptied Hong Kong’s streets, but the pro-democracy protests continue. Maggie Shum. The Washington Post April 23, 2020 

UNDRR update about COVID-19 crisis, made through a letter from UN SRSG for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Mami Mizutori. May 8, 2020

'So many more deaths than we could have ever imagined.' This is how America's largest city deals with its dead. Ray Sanchez, CNN, May 4, 2020

Netanyahu celebrates a victory over COVID-19; it marks his political triumph too. David Horovitz, the Times of Israel, 4 May 2020

Coronavirus may have emptied Hong Kong’s streets, but the pro-democracy protests continue. Maggie Shum. The Washington Post April 23, 2020 

Urban Density Is Not an Enemy in the Coronavirus Fight: Evidence from China. Wanli Fangsameh Wahba, World Bank Blog, APRIL 20, 2020

Stop Using The Term ‘Social Distancing’ -- Start Talking About ‘Physical Distancing, Social Connection’. Harris Allen Brent Ling Wayne Burton. Health Affairs Blog, April 27, 2020

Whose coronavirus strategy worked best? Scientists hunt most effective policies. Elizabeth Gibney, Nature, April 27, 2020

Learning from disasters: Nepal copes with coronavirus pandemic 5 years after earthquake. Sara Shneiderman, Jeevan Baniya and Philippe Le Billon. The Conversation Media Group, April 24, 2020

Singapore’s spike in coronavirus cases shows the road to recovery will be a bumpy ride. Pushan Dutt. The Conversation Media Group, April 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Social restrictions to remain for rest of year. BBC News, 22 April, 2020

How South Korea flattened the coronavirus curve with technology. Michael Ahn. The Conversation Media Group, April 21, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: European countries try tailor-made approach. Katya Adler, BBC News,20 April, 2020

With Broad, Random Tests for Antibodies, Germany Seeks Path Out of Lockdown. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, April 18, 2020 

What Happens When Other Disasters Hit during a Pandemic? Andrea Thompson. Scientific American, April 16, 2020

Why we fail to prepare for disasters. Tim Harford, Financial times, April 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Japan doctors warn of health system "break down" as cases surge, BBC, 18 April, 2020

Fix housing and you’ll reduce risks of coronavirus and other disease in remote Indigenous communities. The Conversation Media Group. April 15, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: tracking the global outbreak, The Visual and Data Journalism Team, BBC News, April 14, 2020

Emergency refuge for people fleeing domestic abuse, Nic Rigby, BBC News, April 14, 2020

German Police Attacked While Enforcing Social Distancing Measures. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, April 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Front-line NHS staff at risk of PTSD, Charlie Haynes, BBC News. April 12, 2020

Coronavirus: US death toll overtakes Italy as world's highest, BBC News. April 12, 2020

#paper# School and preparedness officials' perspectives on social distancing practices to reduce influenza transmission during a pandemic: Considerations to guide future work. 2019. Preventive medicine reports, 14, 100871.

How can the houseless fight the coronavirus? A community organization partners with academics to create a grassroots hand-washing infrastructure. The Conversation Media Group. April 9, 2020

Social scientists scramble to study pandemic, in real time. Warren Cornwall, Science, April 8, 2020

What governments can do about the increase in family violence due to coronavirus.   The Conversation Media Group. April 8, 2020

Climate crisis: amid coronavirus lockdown nature bounces back-but for how long? The Guardian, Jonathan Watts, April 9, 2020

Coronavirus could double the number of people going hungry. The Guardian,Fiona Harvey. April 9, 2020

Coronavirus: Japan to declare an emergency as Tokyo cases soar. BBC News, April 6, 2020,20

Mapping How Cities Are Reclaiming Street Space. Laura Bliss, Citylab,  April 3, 2020

Businesses must do more than just ‘bounce back’ after COVID-19. Lex Drennan, Griffith UniversityNews. April 2 2020.

#Paper# Disaster recovery framework guide. GFDRR (The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery). Revised version, March 2020

#Paper# Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. United Nations – Headquarters (UN). March 2020

#paper# Quantifying SARS-CoV-2 transmission suggests epidemic control with digital contact tracing. Farretti et al. Science, Mar. 31, 2020

Pandemics in Crisis-Affected Settings: Ensuring Women & Girls Are Not Forgotten. Alina Potts, blog in Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), March 31, 2020

COVID19: ‘Go now, go hard and go smart’: the strategy Group of Eight universities experts urged the government to take. Misha Ketchell, The Conversation Media Group, Australia. Mar. 30, 2020

What Singapore can teach about an effective coronavirus response. Calum Handforth, UNDP (United Nation Development Programme) Singapore. Mar. 25, 2020

#paper# Public Mental Health Crisis during COVID-19 Pandemic, China. Dong L, Bouey J. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Jul. Early release article  March 23, 2020

#paper# The Shifting Geopolitics of Coronavirus and the Demise of Neoliberalism – (Part 1). Mohammed Cherkaoui. AlJazeera Centre for studies. March 19, 2020.
#paper# The Shifting Geopolitics of Coronavirus and the Demise of Neoliberalism – (Part 2). Mohammed Cherkaoui. AlJazeera Centre for studies. March. 22, 2020.

Complacency, Not Panic, Is the Real Danger. Benedict Carey, the New York Times, March 19, 2020

#Paper# The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Outbreak: Amplification of Public Health Consequences by Media Exposure. Roxane Silver. Health Psychology. 2020.

#Paper# Covid-19 – a trigger for global transformation? Political distancing, global decoupling and growing distrust in health governance. Mika Aaltola. FIIA (Finnish Institute for National Affairs) working paper. 2020

Coronavirus: US death toll exceeds 5,000. BBC News, 02.04.20

#Paper# Beyond the Resilience Hype, Adaptation Strategies for Post-Pandemic Business Recovery. Lex Drennan, The Machinery of Government. Mar. 30, 2020

Coronavirus: US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea. Franz Strasser, BBC News, 31.03.20

Las Vegas parking lot turned into "homeless shelter" with social distancing markers. Mario Koran,The Guardian, 31,03,20

Coronovirus: Huge crowds as India lockdown sparks mass migration, BBC News, 30,03,2020

Cities aim to adopt Holistic Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction Following Resilience Assessment. UNDRR, 30.03.20

FEMA Launches Ideascale to Share Successful Practice in Response to COVID19: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). U.S DHS, Ideascale, Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus: More than 900 deaths in a day in Italy. BBC, March 28, 2020

More Than 3 Million Americans Lost Their Jobs Last Week. See Your State. Quoctrung Bui and Justin Wolfers, New York Times, March 28, 2020

Policy responses to COVID-19. IMF (International Monetary Fund), March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: respond at scale, build bridges to the future. Antony Painter, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Mar 21, 2020

Experience of Sars a key factor in countries’ response to coronavirus. Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian, 15 Mar 2020 

Trump declares a national emergency to combat coronavirus. Kevin Liptak, CNN, March 13, 2020

UNDRR urges disaster management agencies to prioritize biological hazards. UNDRR, Denis McClean, 12.03.20

Coronavirus live updates: World Health Organization declares coronavirus outbreak a 'pandemic'. Morgan Winsor and Julia Jacobo, abc news, March 11, 2020

House Passes $8.3 Billion Bill to Battle Coronavirus. Andrew Duehren, Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2020

House Passes $8.3 Billion Bill to Battle Coronavirus. Andrew Duehren, Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2020

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO. BBC, January 31,2020

Why These Australia Fires Are Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before. Jamie Tarabay, The New York Times, Jan. 21, 2020

Turkey earthquake: At least 31 dead as buildings collapse. BBC, 25 January 2020

China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus. Authorities on alert ahead of lunar new year holiday as 139 new cases of strain detected. The Guardian, January 20, 2020