Know What to do if You Have COVID-19 Symptoms or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Washington state produced a series of animations in English and Spanish (15-, 30- and 60-second versions) and associated posters and social media content that repurposes the video content. The goal of these materials is to help people understand what they should do if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 – get tested, participate in contact tracing, stay home.

Source: Know What to do if You Have COVID-19 Symptoms or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

  • Amy Reynolds
  • Amy.Reynolds@doh.wa.gov

How to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety During Pregnancy

Around the world, the rapid spread of the coronavirus and attempts to slow down the virus’s spread have led to dramatic shifts in day-to-day life and routines. Everyone feels uneasy by the news, not to mention the social distancing guidelines which require us to adopt self-isolation. These are stressful times. But for moms-to-be, there are additional concerns, too.

Source: How to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety During Pregnancy

  • Dibyendu
  • Halder

Difference Between Quarantine, Isolation and Distancing

This infographic explains the difference between quarantine, isolation and physical distancing.

The infographic is part of a series of infographics that attempts to simplify and visually answer basic questions general audience have regarding COVID-19. For more information, follow me on Instagram or write to me at angshuman.kashyap@gmail.com.

Source: Difference Between Quarantine, Isolation and Distancing

How Long Does the COVID-19 Virus Live on Surfaces

This infographic shows how long the virus causing COVID-19 survive on surfaces such as plastic, stainless steel, cardboard and copper.

The infographic is part of a series of infographics that attempts to simplify and visually answer basic questions general audience have regarding COVID-19. For more information, follow me on Instagram or write to me at angshuman.kashyap@gmail.com.

Source: How Long Does the COVID-19 Virus Live on Surfaces

Does a Person Need to Have Symptoms to Spread COVID-19?

This infographic explains the difference between asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 cases and how asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic cases can inadvertently spread COVID-19.

The infographic is part of a series of infographics that attempts to simplify and visually answer basic questions general audience have regarding COVID-19. For more information, follow me on Instagram or write to me at angshuman.kashyap@gmail.com.

Source: Does a Person Need to Have Symptoms to Spread COVID-19?

  • Angshuman Kashyap
  • angshuman.kashyap@gmail.com

International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study

Understanding people’s concerns about COVID-19, their perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about public health policies, and how they impact what people are (and are not) willing to do will be important for informing policy strategy and how they are communicated, to ensure the best health and economic outcomes.

The iCARE Study will capture key data on people’s awareness, attitudes, and behaviors as they relate to the COVID-19 policies, as well as the impacts that COVID-19 is having on people’s physical and mental health, financial situation, and quality of life.

Data from approximately 250,000 people around the world will be analyzed to understand what government policies are (and are not) influencing behavior and outcomes, and in whom these policies are most or least effective. This data can be used to inform governments on the efficacy of policy measures on both people’s behavior, and on key health and quality of life outcomes.

Source: International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study

    Mental Health & COVID-19

    WHO, together with partners, is providing guidance and advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for health workers, managers of health facilities, people who are looking after children, older adults, people in isolation and members of the public more generally, to help us look after our mental health.

    Further materials relating to looking after our mental health during the COVID pandemic will be added to this page as they become available.

    Source: Mental Health & COVID-19

      Building Resilient Societies after COVID-19: The Case for Investing in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health

      Although it is only possible to recognize resilience retrospectively, the COVID-19 pandemic has occurred at a point in human history when, uniquely, sufficient knowledge is available on the early-life determinants of health to indicate clearly that a focus on maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) will promote later resilience.

      This knowledge offers an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt entrenched strategies and to reinvest in MNCH in the post-COVID-19 so-called new normal. Furthermore, analysis of the short-term, medium-term, and longer-term consequences of previous socioeconomic shocks provides important insights into those domains of MNCH, such as neurocognitive development and nutrition, for which investment will generate the greatest benefit.

      Furthermore, analysis of the short-term, medium-term, and longer-term consequences of previous socioeconomic shocks provides important insights into those domains of MNCH, such as neurocognitive development and nutrition, for which investment will generate the greatest benefit. Such considerations apply to high-income countries (HICs) and low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, implementing appropriate policies in the post-COVID-19 recovery period will be challenging and requires political commitment and public engagement.

      Source: Building Resilient Societies after COVID-19: The Case for Investing in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health

        Providing Maternal Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nepal

        By the beginning of 2020, Nepal had reached a tipping point with over 60% of births occurring in a health facility—a three times increase from just 18% in 2006.

        National lockdown happened very early in Nepal, on March 21, 2020, well before any community spread of COVID-19. The lockdown took the form of severe restrictions on transport and closure of outpatient departments of many hospitals.

        In this article, the authors compare intrapartum care before and during the lockdown period in Nepal. The number of institutional births decreased by 52·4% during the first 2 months of lockdown, and women in relatively disadvantaged ethnic groups were found to be affected more than those in more advantaged groups, indicating a widening equity gap due to COVID-19. They also found that quality of care in the hospitals was compromised compared with before lockdown.

        Source: Providing Maternal Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nepal

          The COVID Tracking Project

          The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer organization launched from The Atlantic and dedicated to collecting and publishing the data required to understand the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

          Every day, their teams collect data on COVID-19 testing and patient outcomes from all 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. The dataset is currently in use by national and local news organizations across the United States and by research projects and agencies worldwide. Their data API (which allows sites and apps to import our dataset automatically) receives about two million requests per day.

          On April 15, they launched the COVID Racial Data Tracker, a partnership between the COVID Tracking Project and the Center for Antiracist Research that collects, publishes, and analyzes racial data on the pandemic within the United States.

          Source: The COVID Tracking Project