The WHO published guidance for individuals celebrating Ramadan to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk. The guidance emphasizes the importance of hygiene, physical distancing, and cleaning/sanitizing places of worship. Additionally, the WHO notes that no studies have been conducted regarding COVID-19 risks associated with fasting; however, COVID-19 patients should discuss decisions about fasting with their doctor.
PhD student Mr Damien Tomaselli together with some Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) staff members are part of a digital comic called Don’t Panic. An international team to help increasingly exasperated parents to explain to their children why they are in lockdown and how to cope produced the comic, which also presents information about the coronavirus. The comic was composed by a German graphic designer, Mr Bernd Höllen and was built by Tomaselli, a digital narrative specialist. The project is offered in many languages, including English, isiZulu, Afrikaans, German, French, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Armenian, Polish and Portuguese. The CCMS has helped to distribute the comic, securing voluntary translators from across Africa and the world to populate different language versions, with 15 languages now uploaded.
Ushahidi launches a hyper-local tool for neighbourhoods to organize a COVID-19 page https://mahallah.org (beta).
“While there is national and city-level information and organization in most places, smaller communities are left alone to figure out how to self-organize and respond to the coronavirus in their own neighborhood.”
In this article by The Atlantic , a veteran science writer and lecturer at Yale shares a series of ideas on how you can communicate effectively, avoid getting dragged into dead-end arguments, and, overall, help yourself and those you care about.