Slowing down the covid-19 outbreak: changing behaviour by understanding it
Changing behaviour is not easy. However, there are many strategies to help people change behaviour that focus on increasing motivation, capability and/or opportunity to perform the behaviours. Here we focus on strategies that improve motivation or capability.
Read more: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/03/11/slowing-down-the-covid-19-outbreak-changing-behaviour-by-understanding-it/
LSE: Responses to COVID-19 must focus on communities and not just past epidemics
In the current global pandemic, there is a lot that can be learned from past epidemics. What is poignantly missing, however, is acknowledgement of local perspectives to disease outbreak and response. Jeremy Allouche and Dienedort Wandji argue we need to better understand how individuals and local communities in Africa, and beyond, have learnt and developed social, cultural and institutional mechanisms to deal with protracted crises.
Read more: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2020/04/06/responses-lessons-covid19-ebola-focus-on-communities-epidemics/
Webinar : Digital Activism in Times of Pandemic
This webinar is organized by the Centre of Digital Culture and International Sociological Association Research Committee on Social Classes & Social Movements. It was filmed in May 2020.
View here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImBgHO4iMaQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0NOFeT1Uj-lZiz7_bMu9utYU0CTCzPqUpkhHccN3U0VYMXBV5jesyEg34
Commemorating Smallpox Eradication – a legacy of hope for COVID-19 and other diseases
On 8 May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared: ‘The world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.’ The declaration marked the end of a disease that had plagued humanity for at least 3 000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone.
Read more here: https://worldhealthorganization.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/d/79608C701352D75F2540EF23F30FEDED/0E1BB089696BD24784E5AAD5A6C37FC6?fbclid=IwAR3GNuj9s5nG3ZWNFjHx6n1m3qo0fnwND8B6tI0ams-1Au5jTInWUK_oUVc
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