Vulnerable groups in disasters: Solidarity and trust in government as the basis for migrant strategies in Russia during the Covid-19 pandemic

Migrants are one of the vulnerable groups for whom confronting an emergency, whether it be a hurricane or an epidemic, usually carries a particularly high risk that can be mitigated or intensified depending on the reaction of the group. Available academic literature largely contains expert opinions and is less likely to be grounded in empirical evidence. This literature demonstrates that the situation of migrants across different countries, including Russia, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic can be qualified as vulnerable in terms of epidemiological and economic risks.

Migrant carers in Europe in times of COVID-19: A call to action for European health workforce governance and a public health approach

The present study explores the situation of migrant carers in long-term care (LTC) in European Union Member States and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from a public health perspective. The aim is to bring LTC migrant carers into health workforce research and highlight a need for trans-sectoral and European heath workforce governance. We apply an exploratory approach based on secondary sources, document analysis and expert information.

Public perception of police behaviors in the disaster COVID-19 – The case of Serbia

Purpose: The aim of the study is to determine the perception of general public on the Serbian police behaviors in combating COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the perception of the citizens how successful the police units were in fulfilling their tasks. Design/methodology/approach: Due to the state of emergency declared due to COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the restriction of movement and the need for social distance, the data collection for this study had to be conducted via the online survey platform (Google.doc).

COVID-19 Government Response Event Dataset (CoronaNet v.1.0)

Governments worldwide have implemented countless policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We present an initial public release of a large hand-coded dataset of over 13,000 such policy announcements across more than 195 countries. The dataset is updated daily, with a 5-day lag for validity checking. We document policies across numerous dimensions, including the type of policy, national versus subnational enforcement, the specific human group and geographical region targeted by the policy, and the time frame within which each policy is implemented.

Influencing factors of COVID-19 spreading: a case study of Thailand

Aim: A novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared as pandemic by WHO as global level and local levels in many countries. The movement of people might be one influencing factor, this paper aims to report the situation COVID-19 and spreading in Thailand, including influencing factors of spreading and control. Subject and method: Infected, confirmed COVID-19 data were obtained from the official website of the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health. Tourist data was downloaded from Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

A policy category analysis model for tourism promotion in china during the covid-19 pandemic based on data mining and binary regression

Background and Aim: At the end of 2019, the outbreak of COVID-19 had a significant impact on China’s tourism industry, which was almost at a standstill in the short-term. After reaching the preliminarily stable state, the government and the scenic area management department implemented a series of incentive policies in order to speed up the recovery of the tourism industry. Therefore, analyzing all sorts of social effects after policy implementation is of guiding significance for the government and the scenic areas.

Leadership and early strategic response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic at a COVID-19 designated hospital in South Africa

While many countries are preparing to face the COVID-19 pandemic, the reported cases in Africa remain low. With a high burden of both communicable and non-communicable disease and a resource-constrained public healthcare system, sub-Saharan Africa is preparing for the coming crisis as best it can. We describe our early response as a designated COVID-19 provincial hospital in Cape Town, South Africa (SA). While the first cases reported were related to international travel, at the time of writing there was evidence of early community spread.

Preventing the re-establishment of malaria in Sri Lanka amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on other health programmes in countries, including on malaria, and is currently under much discussion. As many countries are accelerating efforts to eliminate malaria or to prevent the re-establishment of malaria from recently eliminated countries, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to cause major interruptions to ongoing anti-malaria operations and risk jeopardizing the gains that have been made so far.

The Coupled Impact of Emergency Responses and Population Flows on the COVID-19 Pandemic in China

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread around the world and requires effective control measures. Like the human-to-human transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the distribution of COVID-19 was driven by population flow and required emergency response measures to slow down its spread and degrade the epidemic risk. The local epidemic risk of COVID-19 is a combination of emergency response measures and population flow.