Covid-19

Want to stay informed about the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak? Below are some resources that you might find useful.

Country-Specific Resources
Italy

Shaun Lintern, ‘“We are making difficult choices”: Italian doctor tells of struggle against coronavirus’Independent, 14 March, 2020.

Angela Giuffrida, ‘Italian nurse: ‘An experience I would compare to a world war”The Guardian, 13 March 2020.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, ‘A shortage of medical supplies and hospital beds in Italy is forcing doctors to choose which coronavirus patients to save — and they’re said to be choosing the young’Business Insider, 10 March 2020.

India

Pragya Tiwari, ‘After the Lockdown, Fear and Chaos in India‘, The New York Times, 25 March 2020. 

United Kingdom

William Hanage, ‘I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire’The Guardian, 15 March 2020.

Owen Jones, ‘We’re about to learn a terrible lesson from coronavirus: inequality kills’The Guardian, 14 March 2020.

Gov.co.uk, ‘Guidance: Pandemic Flu’, 24 November 2017.

United States

Philip Oltermann,’Trump ‘offers large sums’ for exclusive US access to coronavirus vaccine’The Guardian, 15 March 2020.

Responses and (their) Ethics

Feminist Alliance for Rights, ‘Action: Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy. Statement of Feminists and Women’s Rights Organizations from the Global South and marginalized communities in the Global North’, FAR. 

The Hastings Center, ‘Ethics Resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)’.

Foreign Affairs, ‘The Global Response to the Coronavirus: Foreign Affairs Coverage of a Growing Epidemic,’ Foreign Affairs. 

Nick Turse, ‘In West African Coronavirus Hotspot, War has left 700,000 Homeless and Exposed’, The Intercept, 26 March 2020.

David Shaw and others, ‘Don’t let the ethics of despair infect the intensive care unit‘, BMJ Blog, 26 March 2020.

Rucira Ooi, ‘Rucira Ooi: Even hospitals are not immune to xenophobia amid a pandemic’, BMJ Blog, 18 March 2020.

Hugo Slim, ‘This age of COVID-19 demands new emergency ethics’The New Humanitarian, 18 March 2020.

Nancy Berlinger and others, ‘Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions & Guidelines for Institutional Ethics Services Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic’The Hastings Center, 16 March 2020.

Max Fisher and Emma Bubola, ‘As Coronavirus Deepens Inequality, Inequality Worsens Its Spread’The New York Times, 16 March 2020. 

500 Women Scientists, ‘HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY: WHAT WE CAN DO IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19′500 Women Scientists, 13 March 2020.

Cahal Moran, ‘Take care of the people, and the economy will take care of itself’Open Democracy, 12 March 2020.

Bonnie Berkowitz, ‘What coronavirus fears are doing to people with anxiety disorders’, The Washington Post, 11 March 2020.  

Isaac Chotiner, ‘The Medical Ethics of the Coronavirus Crisis’The New Yorker, 11 March 2020.

Yasha Mounk, ‘Cancel Everything: Social distancing is the only way to stop the coronavirus. We must start immediately’, The Atlantic, 10 March 2020. 

Pagel et al., ‘Covid-19: How to triage effectively in a pandemic’thebmjopinion, 9 March 2020.

Partners in Health, ‘Harvard Professor Issues FAQ on Coronavirus’Partners in Health, 9 March 2020.

Zhang Wanqing, ‘Domestic Violence Cases Surge During COVID-19 Epidemic’Sixth Tone, 4 March 2020. 
Podcasts

The Guardian’s Today in Focus, ‘The Race to Contain Coronavirus’

Sam Harris, ‘How Should We Respond to Coronavirus? A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis’

 

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