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COVID Behaviors Dashboard: Updated Data Show Omicron Trends

Global Omicron cases have exploded since the COVID-19 variant was first reported to the World Health Organization on November 24. The most recent data from the COVID Behaviors Dashboard reflects that trend: the highest percentage of respondents in multiple countries are reporting positive test results since the dashboard went live in May of 2021.

  • Reported positivity rates have jumped at least 10 percentage points in South Africa, Mozambique, Puerto Rico, and many other countries in the past month.
  • In the November 16-30 data collection period for South Africa, 7% of tests were positive. In the most recent December period, that number rose to 37%, more than a four-fold increase.

Other insights from the latest data collection period (Dec 16-31):

  • 20% of unvaccinated health workers in Japan are now reporting that they will definitely get vaccinated, up from only 3% in early December
  • 90% of South African respondents reported that they have worn a mask all or most of the time, but only 70% believe that all or most other people are wearing masks
  • Respondents in Nigeria have consistently reported a lack of vaccine appointments as the top barrier to vaccination (32% indicating)

Source: COVID Behaviors Dashboard: Updated Data Show Omicron Trends

    Ghadi Detergent Mask Campaign

    To encourage health and safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, RSPL Group, manufacturers and marketers of Ghadi Detergent have unveiled the brand’s campaign #BachaavMeinHiSamajhdaariHai. The video encourages mask wearing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

    Source: Ghadi Detergent Mask Campaign

      Mental health resilience tools for the India COVID surge

      The COVID pandemic in India continues to wreak havoc in a country struggling to cope with rising daily infections. In the rural state of Bihar, where CorStone has been working since 2009, the situation remains challenging as efforts to control the recent surge continue with increasing intensity. The Education and Resilience professionals at CorStone have developed a set of handouts for our Hindi-speaking colleagues and friends currently dealing with this dire COVID surge.

      Source: Mental health resilience tools for the India COVID surge

        COVID Behaviors Dashboard

        The COVID Behaviors Dashboard visualizes data from the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), launched by Facebook with the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center. Insights and analyses on how to use the data were written by researchers and social and behavior change communication experts at CCP in collaboration with WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. This site is intended to be used by policy makers, health officials and practitioners at national and subnational levels to better understand the behavioral drivers behind vaccine uptake, masking and physical distancing among other behaviors that affect the spread of COVID-19.

        Data from this ongoing survey is collected daily and the dashboard is updated every two weeks.

        Source: COVID Behaviors Dashboard

          Child Friendly version on understanding COVID-19

          UNICEF partnered with Inklink Charitable Trust to work with children to develop a child friendly version on understanding COVID-19, ways to prevent it from spreading, assuring children not to be stressed and scared.

          Source: Child Friendly version on understanding COVID-19

            COVID Appropriate Behaviours

            This is a poster which lists various COVID protocols including handwashing, physical distancing and wearing double masks.

            Source: COVID Appropriate Behaviours

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            Q&A About COVID-19: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO

            This video is a Q&A Session from Dr. Soumya Swaminathan of the World Health Organization. In the video, Dr. Swaminathan answers common questions about COVID-19, such as physical (social) distancing, mask wearing, hand washing, and vaccines.

            Source: Q&A About COVID-19: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO

              Wear your mask properly: In the Office

              This 35 second video, produced by the India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, explains the importance of properly wearing a mask while in an office setting in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

              Source: Wear your mask properly: In the Office