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March
27
2020

Key Quotes: Are Our Health Systems Prepared for COVID-19? Q&A with Dr. Claire Standley

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Dr. Standley discussed the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health systems around the world and who's prepared, who's not, and who's doing the best job of responding. What have various countries failed to do in advance that they need to implement in the future to prevent pandemics like this one? What is this pandemic teaching us about preparedness?

March
27
2020

Claves para Cubrir el Impacto de COVID-19 en la Situación de los Migrantes

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El virus que ha ocasionado la pandemia de COVID-19 no tiene fronteras, pero los países sí. En un mundo que ha cerrado mayormente sus accesos de desplazamiento, ¿cuál es la situación de las personas que se encuentran en situación de migración en el corto, mediano, y largo plazo? ¿Qué pasa con el acceso a la salud de los migrantes indocumentados? ¿Los gobiernos aprovecharán la contingencia para aplicar políticas migratorias más restrictivas en el futuro?

March
27
2020

#CoveringCOVID: Six Recommendations for Disinformation Combat

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All of journalism has a role to play as a bulwark against some of these Age of Disinformation effects — from news to documentary, from radio to print, from specialist to general, from legacy to start-up, from interactive to investigative. We’re all targets of disinformation agents and we all have a role in the fightback.

March
26
2020

Key Quotes: How COVID-19 is Affecting Infants, Children and Pregnant Women with Dr. Karen Kotloff

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Dr. Kotloff said that while children infected with COVID-19 are faring better than adults in countries that have seen widespread outbreaks, it’s too soon to say whether the same will be true in countries where poverty, malnutrition and diseases like HIV and tuberculosis are more widespread. Here are highlight from the discussion.

March
25
2020

Conceptos, Fuentes, Tratamientos y Más: Qué hay Que Entender a la Hora de Cubrir la Pandemia de COVID-19

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Economía, política, viajes, estilo de vida. No importa la sección. Ahora todo el periodismo cubre, de una forma u otra, el impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19. Eso requiere meterse en un terreno que hasta hace poco parecía reservado solamente para el periodismo científico. Implica utilizar conceptos extraños, fuentes nuevas y datos especializados.

March
25
2020

Key Quotes: A Talk with WHO Envoy Dr. Samba Sow of Mali on COVID-19

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Dr. Samba Sow, a WHO special envoy who helped contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa, says the key to fighting the COVID-19 virus is communication with influential local leaders as well as solutions that are adapted to individual countries and communities. 

March
25
2020

How Journalists Can Protect Themselves While Covering the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Journalism as a public service is vital and doesn't stop. Journalists are still covering press conferences and conducting on-the-ground reporting. How can they protect themselves from contracting the disease?

March
23
2020

The Role of Solutions Journalism in Reporting on COVID-19

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In the face of constantly evolving information and news about the worldwide pandemic, a solutions journalism approach is not just helpful, it’s essential, Linda Shaw, editorial director at the Solutions Journalism Network, told IJNet. 

March
23
2020

Do's and Don'ts of Reporting on COVID-19 — from a Non-Science Background

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As COVID-19 continues to spread, journalists around the world are working tirelessly to provide the latest news on the pandemic for their audiences. For reporters who don’t have experience covering health and science news, delivering updates on COVID-19 can be very difficult. 

March
20
2020

How Past Health Crises Can Inform Reporting on COVID-19

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Journalists around the world are covering a global pandemic, but it's not the first time a health crisis has gripped the journalism world. To learn from past crises, and better approach reporting on COVID-19, we reached out to Thomas Abraham, an academic and former journalist who studies the role of the media in communicating risk and infectious diseases.