On the reconfiguration of social ties in times of COVID-19: Concerning the experiences of children in China and those of Chinese origin in France

This article analyses the configuration of social ties in the context of the pandemic of covid-19 in relation to two contexts of observation and empirical inquiry: on the one hand, Chinese children living in China and, on the other, the descendants of Chinese migrants living in France.

Unequal lives during Covid-19 [Vite diseguali nella pandemia]

Covid-19 affects different social groups in unequal ways: from the older to the younger, from more (MD, nurses and manual worker in the tertiary sector) to less dangerous jobs. Economic conditions affect sanitary and poverty risks across fragile social groups, revealing a strong correlation between economic and health conditions. The social consequences of Covid are extremely serious and socially stratified: young people, irregular migrants, working mothers and poor children which had to handle everyday life in extreme economic, social, housing and cultural malaise.

Three cases of suicide during the covid-19 epidemic – the need for action? [Trije primeri samomora v času epidemije covida-19 – potreba po ukrepanju?]

According to the data available, the COVID-19 epidemic, similarly as previous epidemics of infectious diseases, caused consequences for the mental health of the population. Mental health is particularly at risk in vulnerable groups such as people with mental disorders, migrants, and people on the frontline of the epidemic crisis. Long-term isolation or quarantine exacerbates the symptoms of anxiety, depression and suicide. Cases presented are connected, even though not directly caused by the health crisis during the COVID-19 epidemic.

The psychological impacts of quarantine on international students' life satisfaction in Russia during coronavirus COVID-19

As coronavirus quarantine period is increasing, concerns are growing about its possible impact on international migrants and students. The article discusses the basics of quarantine concept and its impact during COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of study is to develop scale to determine relationship between such factors as financial stability, living condition, educational condition, social life and physiological reactions with psychological stability and life satisfaction of international students in Russia. The focus is done on international students of Russian universities.

Digitalization of social contacts among university students in Russia during Covid-19 [ЦИФРОВИЗаЦИЯ СОЦИаЛьНЫХ кОНТакТОВ СРЕдИ СТУдЕНЧЕСкОЙ МОЛОдЕЖИ В РОССИИ ВО ВРЕМЯ ПаНдЕМИИ кОРОНаВИРУСа]

Introduction of digital technologies affects different aspects of social life and leads to a gradual shift to digital society. Lockdown measures restricting social contacts to prevent the spread of COVID19 boosted digital interactions, and these changes primarily concern the youth. The data of the Covid19 International Student Wellbeing Study suggest that digital format enabled students to interact with each other during selfisolation. Penetration of digital technologies into life intensified intergenerational, interpersonal and common social interactions.

Perceived Public Support of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria

Internal displacement of citizens places them as one of the most vulnerable populations in any given society. This is more worrisome in a pandemic situation. Thus, using qualitative research methods directed by the social capital theory and service quality theory, this study will analyze the perceived satisfaction of IDPs and non-IDPs citizens in Nigeria on the provided governmental support in the time of Covid-19 pandemic.

Empathy and use of evidence in handling travellers coming from covid-19 high-risk countries

Most African countries have implemented the recommendation to quarantine travellers coming from COVID-19 high-risk countries. This is a noble public health intervention which has been shown to reduce new infections and mortality. There have been reports of hostility towards travellers returning from COVID-19 high-risk countries regarding quarantine especially in developing countries. Some have been housed in squalid conditions or asked to pay for their own accommodation in private facilities. Moreover, quarantine has been associated with mental and psychological consequences.

At-home activities and subjective well-being of foreign college students in thailand during the covid-19 pandemic outbreak

Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) is an international institute of Thammasat University (TU), located in Pathum Thani, Thailand. The courses are offered in English, and many foreign students are studying at SIIT-TU. The classes have been suspended since 16 March 2020 to slow down the COVID-19 disease spread, and the students are suggested to study online at home. The present study intends to understand the at-home activities and well-being of foreign students.

Evaluation of Factors Associated with Anxiety and Depression in Chinese Visiting Scholars in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic Assessed by Online Questionnaires

Background: This study aimed to use online questionnaires to evaluate the factors associated with anxiety and depression in Chinese visiting scholars in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Material/Methods: Using a cross-sectional design, 311 Chinese scholars visiting 41 states in the United States were interviewed on 20 and 21 April 2020 through WeChat using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) questionnaire.