Analysis of spatial correlation between public transportation system users and covid-19 cases: A case study in Recife (PE)

Using public transport systems has been reported to be a possible vector of virus transmission during epidemics. In this context, this article aims to analyze the spatial correlation between public transportation users and COVID-19 cases, using Recife (PE) as a case study. Using spatial analysis, the Moran I Global and Local index were calculated, and global and geographically weighted regression models were estimated for the months of March to June 2020, considering neighborhoods in Recife as a spatial unit of analysis.

Covid-19 in Refugee Shelters: The German Public Health Service Needs Strengthening Now [Covid-19 in Flüchtlingsunterkünften: ÖGD jetzt weiter stärken]

The Covid-19 pandemic poses a major challenge for the management of collective accommodation centres for refugees. The often-overcrowded facilities hinder satisfactory implementation of social distancing and hygiene practices. Adequate information policies as well as a rapid, efficient management of suspected and confirmed Covid-19 cases are essential. However, scientific evidence on this is largely lacking. Besides partially implemented approaches, such as isolation areas or cluster quarantine, plans to evacuate overcrowded facilities should also be considered.

Biogeopolitics of COVID-19: Asylum-Related Migrants at the European Union Borderlands

In biogeopolitics, the key state stakeholders develop and aim to accomplish their geopolitical goals by (mis)management and biopolitical governance of vulnerable population. In this paper, this population refers to asylum-related migrants who use or aim to use an asylum request as their entry mechanism to the European Union. This paper explores the emergence of biogeopolitics at the EU borderland between Turkey and Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

SARS-CoV-2 spread across the Colombian-Venezuelan border

Introduction: Venezuela and Colombia both adopted measures of containment early in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Venezuela's ongoing humanitarian crisis has decimated its health care system, and forced millions of Venezuelans to flee through its porous border with Colombia. The extensive shared border, and illegal cross-border transit through improvised trails between the two countries are major challenges for public health authorities.

Anxiety and depressive symptoms are associated with poor sleep health during a period of COVID-19-induced nationwide lockdown: A cross-sectional analysis of adults in Jordan

Background Jordan, a Middle Eastern country, declared a state of national emergency due to COVID-19 and a strict nationwide lockdown on 17 March 2020, banning all travel and movement around the country, potentially impacting mental health. This study sought to investigate the association between mental health (eg, anxiety and depressive symptoms) and sleep health among a sample of Jordanians living through a state of COVID-19-induced nationwide lockdown.

United States Bureau of Prisons’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) spread across the United States in spring 2020, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) made the startling announcement that of its 2,700 initial screenings of inmates for the virus, 2,000 had tested positive–an astounding 70% positivity rate. It is obvious to assume that prisons and jails would be locations of outbreaks and rapid community spread given the close quarters, limited access to preventive methods, and movement of both inmates and staff in and out of facilities.

The absorbing filter Oxiris in severe coronavirus disease 2019 patients: A case series

Hypercytokines cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, which is the main reason for intensive care unit treatment and the leading cause of death in COVID-19 patients. Cytokine storm is a critical factor in the development of ARDS. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of Oxiris filter in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Five patients with COVID-19 who received continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in Henan provincial people's hospital between January 23, 2019 and March 28, 2020, were enrolled in this study.

The underlying factors of the COVID-19 spatially uneven spread. Initial evidence from regions in nine EU countries

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 was brought to the global spotlight in early 2020 and has already had significant impacts on daily life, while the effects could last for a long period. However, these impacts appear to have been regionally differentiated, since similar to previous pandemics, geography plays an important role in viruses' diffusion. This paper enriches our knowledge about the initial territorial impact of the pandemic, from January to May 2020, studying the spread of COVID-19 across 119 regional economies in nine EU countries and explaining its underlying factors.

Fertility intentions among couples in Shanghai under COVID-19: A cross-sectional study

Objective: To evaluate fertility intensions among couples in Shanghai under the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic against the backdrop of persistently low fertility. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out using data from studies conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected regarding sociodemographic characteristics, history of reproduction and gynecology, fertility intention before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, female psychological state, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on daily life.

COVID-19 reveals weak health systems by design: Why we must re-make global health in this historic moment

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the critical need to reimagine and repair the broken systems of global health. Specifically, the pandemic demonstrates the hollowness of the global health rhetoric of equity, the weaknesses of a health security-driven global health agenda, and the negative health impacts of power differentials not only globally, but also regionally and locally. This article analyses the effects of these inequities and calls on governments, multilateral agencies, universities, and NGOs to engage in true collaboration and partnership in this historic moment.