Delta variant and why the vaccine is important

This is a page on the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) listing information about the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It explains that the variant is more contagious and causes more severe illness; therefore, unvaccinated people remain at the highest risk. People who are fully vaccinated could still get infected with the Delta variant but have a very low chance of developing severe illness and could spread it for a shorter period of time.

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    Intégration du Genre Dans la Lutte Contre le COVID-19 Basée sur la Communication sur les Risques et l’Engagement Communautaire

    L’intégration du genre dans la communication des risques COVID-19 et la réponse à l’engagement communautaire (CREC) exige de considérer comment les normes et les rôles de genre, ainsi que la dynamique de pouvoir et la prise de décision inéquitables, influencent les expériences et les besoins des gens à toutes les étapes. Cette note technique fournit des recommandations pratiques pour intégrer le genre dans les six piliers de la réponse de la CREC.

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      Integración del Género en la Respuesta de Comunicación de Riesgos y Participación Comunitaria Frente a la COVID-19

      La integración del género en la respuesta de comunicación de riesgos y participación comunitaria (CRPC ) de COVID-19 exige considerar cómo las normas y roles de género, así como las dinámicas de poder y la toma de decisiones inequitativas, influyen en las experiencias y necesidades de las personas en todas las etapas. Este resumen técnico proporciona recomendaciones prácticas para integrar el género en los seis pilares de la respuesta de CRPC.

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        The Key to Getting All Eligible Indians Vaccinated: Behavioral Strategy

        This article, by Ajai Chowdhry and Arvind Singhal in the Hindustan Times, explains how to get all eligible Indians vaccinated for COVID-19. The need of the hour is to implement a comprehensive, coordinated, and coherent strategy — anchored in the principles of social and behaviour change communication.

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          COVID-19-Related Misinformation on Social Media: A Systematic Review

          This review focuses on misinformation that appeared early in the pandemic. During this phase, little was known about the virus, such as how it spread or how infected people could be treated most effectively.

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            Nota Técnica: Consideraciones para la Comunicación Sobre las Vacunas Contra el COVID-19

            A medida que alrededor del mundo se están administrando las vacunas contra el COVID-19, algunos países y localidades están desarrollando estrategias de comunicación de riesgo y participación comunitaria (Risk Communication and Community Engagement, RCCE) y planificando campañas para promover la aceptación y recepción de las vacunas. Para apoyar dichos esfuerzos, esta nota técnica proporciona un resumen de los siguientes aspectos:

            • Pasos para desarrollar una estrategia de RCCE
            • Consideraciones adicionales para la comunicación sobre las vacunas
            • Manejo de información errónea y rumores

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              Communication sur les Vaccins Contre la COVID-19 : Dossier Technique

              Alors que les nations de par le monde déploient les vaccins contre la COVID-19, les pays et les localités élaborent des stratégies de communication des risques et d’engagement communautaire (CREC) et planifient des campagnes pour promouvoir le recours à la vaccination et son acceptation. Pour soutenir ces efforts, le présent dossier technique offre un aperçu des points suivants :

              • Étapes de l’élaboration d’une stratégie de CREC
              • Autres considérations relatives à la communication sur les vaccins
              • Stratégies de gestion des rumeurs et des informations

              Communication sur les Vaccins Contre la COVID-19 : Dossier Technique

               

              The Role of The Communication Discipline to Tackle COVID-19: Interrogating Positive Deviances and Critical Discourses

              As we deal with the complexities of this global health calamity and prepare for a post-COVID-19 world order, we believe that the discipline of communication is making, and will make, an invaluable contribution. In this spirit, as editors of this special issue of Journal of Creative Communications devoted to COVID-19, we are delighted to present this disciplinary offering that is rich in scope, international in nature, and theoretically and conceptually insightful in its tapestry.

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                Real-Time Tracking of COVID-19 Rumors Using Community-Based Methods in Côte d’Ivoire

                Breakthrough ACTION developed a process and technology for systematically collecting, analyzing, and addressing COVID-19 rumors in real-time in Côte d’Ivoire. Rumors were submitted through community-based contributors and collected from callers to the national hotlines and then processed on a cloud-hosted database.

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                  Nudges, vaccination psychology and messaging

                  The Washington Post conducted research which showed that using various text messages increased vaccine uptake. The same strategy could be used by state health departments to encourage teenagers and adults to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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