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Science Advice in Emergencies Resources

This is an initial list of possible themes and relevant resources. Please send resources to covid@ingsa.org

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UNITED KINGDOM

♦ SAGE Advisory Group – Scientific evidence supporting the government response to COVID-19 – Release 20th March

NEW ZEALAND

♦ NZ Ministry of Health – COVID-19 Modelling Reports – Released 30th March

AUSTRALIA

♦ Ministry of Health – COVID-19 Modelling – Released 7th April 2020

♦ Francophone Africa tracking and data visualisation graphs and maps – https://www.covid19afrique.com/ – As at 15 June 2020

♦ Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) – Veille sur l’impact économique du Covid-19 de la Francophie – As as 11 June 2020

Tony Nickonchuk on Flourish: Global Deaths Due to Various Causes and COVID-19 – as at 28th May 2020

♦ COVID Analysis and Mapping of Policies (AMP): https://covidamp.org – Policies and Plans primarily in the USA

♦ Financial Times Tracker: https://www.ft.com/coronavirus-latest

♦ TWITTER SENTIMENT: Santosh Karanam, IIASA – Lifting COVID-19 restrictions: Visualizing real-time Twitter sentiments – 22nd April 2020

♦ An interactive visualization of the exponential spread of COVID-19 – Global and Breakdown of US states – http://www.91-divoc.com/pages/covid-visualization/ – as at 1 April 2020

♦ Aatish Bhatia – Interactive visualisation plotting confirmed cases vs total cases – More info explanatory YouTube video – as at 1 April 2020

♦ Europe and US projected hospital resource use based on COVID-19 deaths – Healthdata.org – https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections – as at 1 April 2020

♦ DATA TRACKER: Our World in Data – Live Coronavirus data feeds – Tracking such metrics as testing, mortality and deaths

♦ World Health Organisation – Timeline of WHO’s response to COVID-19 – as at 10 July 2020 

♦ World Pandemic Research Network – Societal Impacts and Aftermath of Covid-19: A Global Searchable Directory – as at 24 June 2020

♦ Canadian Science Policy Centre – COVID-19 Resource Collection – https://sciencepolicy.ca/covid-19-resources

♦ RAPID RESEARCH INFO FORUM – Australian Academy of Science – Sharing and collaboration platform – https://www.science.org.au/covid19/rapid-research-information-forum 

♦ COLLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE – NESTA blog: Kathy PeachAleks BerditchevskaiaMobilising collective intelligence to tackle the COVID-19 threat – 13 March 2020

♦ ACADEMIC PAPER TRACKER: https://covid19primer.com/

♦ SOCIAL SCIENCE TRACKER: J. Nathan Matias & Alex Leavitt – Covid-19 Social Science Research Tracker – https://github.com/natematias/covid-19-social-science-research (As at 25 Mar 2020). Description: Social scientists have an important role during a pandemic. We can do this much better through cooperation. This international list tracks new research about COVID 19, including published findings, pre-prints, projects underway, and projects at least at proposal stage.

♦ VIDEOS: The Australian Academy of Sciences – COVID-19: The facts – Informative videos on the virus and interventions with experts

♦ ONLINE TRAINING: World Health Organisation – https://openwho.org/ – Including rapid course translation into multiple languages (https://openwho.org/news#post_67c49be7-12b0-4286-b5d5-ecd9f7f98265

♦ ONLINE TRAINING: Apolitical – Online training for public servants, including targeted support for public servants during the COVID-19 outbreak

♦ ONLINE TRAINING: INASP – Going digital – What we have learnt about online learning approaches – a roundup of learning and advice from their digital learning specialists

♦ OUTREACH ASSISTANCE: SAPEA – Science Outreach during lockdown – tips and resources

♦EXPERT COLLABORATION: Science Business and Crowdhelix – Open Innovation platform, to experts seeking to collaborate across continents and disciplines in developing R&D funding proposals to help tackle COVID-19 – https://network.crowdhelix.com/covid-19

♦ OECD/GSF – Emergency research funding initiatives related to the Covid-19 – as at 15 April 2020

♦ WHO RESEARCH ROADMAP: A Coordinated Global Research Roadmap – 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Including section on “Social science in the outbreak response” (As at March 2020)

♦ VIDEO: MinutephysicsHow To Tell If We’re Beating COVID-19 (7min 15) – as at 1 April 2020

♦ INFOGRAPHICS: Elsevier – Various visual resources on infectious diseases – As at 6 April 2020

♦ Prevent Pandemics: How to Build a COVID-19 alert level system – As at 26th May 2020

♦ Future of Life Institute: Covid-19 & Catastrophic Risk – What the Experts are saying – As at 4 May 2020

♦ PERSONAL RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL – INDIA:  RIKA India –  Personal Risk Assessment Tool –  https://www.covid19risk.net/

Stephen GreyAndrew MacAskill, Reuters – Special Report: Johnson listened to his scientists about coronavirus – but they were slow to sound the alarm – 8 April 2020

♦ Benjamin M Vallejo, Uni of Philippines – Scientific Capacity to respond to COVID-19 in the Philippines – April 2020

♦ MODELLING: David Adam, Nature – Special report: The simulations driving the world’s response to COVID-19 – 3 April 2020

♦ MODELLING: RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research – Corona pandemic: Statistical concepts and their limits – Multi-language – 31 March 2020

♦ Ian Boyd, Nature – We practised for a pandemic, but didn’t brace – 30 Mar 2020

♦ Nina Strochlic and Riley D Champine, National Geographic – How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic 27 Mar 2020

♦ Sanger, D. et al. 2020. A Cascade of Warnings, Heard but Unheeded, Before Virus OutbreakNew York Times, 19 March.

♦ VIDEO: Al Jazeera interviewing Epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding “Coronavirus inaction: Could leaders have blood on their hands?” 14 Mar 2020

♦ Chris Morris, Fortune.com – Trump administration budget cuts could become a major problem as coronavirus spreads – 27 Feb 2020

♦ WEF, 2019. Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact Protecting Lives and Livelihoods across the Global Economy, World Economic Forum, January.

♦ Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2019, Event 201 pandemic simulation

♦ Fan, V. Y., Jamison, D. T., & Summers, L. H. (2018). Pandemic risk: how large are the expected losses?Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 96(2), 129.

♦ Elbe, S., Leach, M., and Scoones, I. (2013). Pandemic Flu Controversies: What have we learned? Reflections from a workshop to discuss lessons, policy implications and future challenges. STEPS Centre and Centre for Global Health Policy, University of Sussex, Brighton. (PDF)

♦ UK House of Commons, 2011. Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies, Inquiry and Reports (here), Direct link to report (PDF).

♦ UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011 (PDF)

♦ The Royal Society, 2006. Pandemic Influenza: From Science to Policy, The Royal Society, London. (PDF)

, The Guardian – ‘Debtbook Diplomacy’ – Coronavirus chaos could strengthen China’s debt hold on struggling nations – 12 April 2020

, Asia Pathways – Global stimulus to fight the COVID-19 pandemic – 9 April 2020

, The Guardian – Amsterdam to embrace ‘doughnut’ model to mend post-coronavirus economy – 8 April 2020

♦ Sustainable Development Solutions Network Virtual Conference – Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed?: Key Outcomes from SDSN’s Global Virtual Conference on the Epidemiology and Economics of Coronavirus – As at 8 April 2020

♦ Kaidanren.or.jp – Ensuring Resilience of Global Supply of Essential Services in Combating COVID-19 – 1 April 2020

♦ Paolo Surico and Andrea Galeotti – The Economics of a Pandemic: the case of Covid-19 – 23 March 2020

♦ McKibbin, W. J., & Fernando, R. (2020). The global macroeconomic impacts of COVID-19: Seven scenarios. Brookings Institution. (PDF)

♦ Baldwin, R., & di Mauro, B. W. (2020). Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes. Center for European Policy Research (PDF)

 

♦ LEADERSHIP: ANZSOG – Leading in a Crisis Series – Resources on the role of leadership in COVID-19 government response

♦ WELLBEING: London School of Economics, Nottingham Trent University, University of Surrey – Global COVID-19: Health and Wellbeing Survey

Vera Alves, NZ Herald. Covid 19 coronavirus: We’re not ‘just’ being asked to stay home – it’s bigger than that 28 March 2020

♦ DIGITAL POVERTY: Apolitical – How to close the cyber poverty gap? 3 lessons from COVID-19 – 26 March 2020

♦ [SPANISH] Byung-Chul Han, El Pais – La emergencia viral y el mundo de mañana. Byung-Chul Han, el filósofo surcoreano que piensa desde Berlín – 23 March 2020

André Francisco Pilon, University of São Paulo – Poverty, Environment, Politics and Economics: Thinking and Acting in a Disrupted World – March 2020

♦ POLICY-MAKER COLLABORATION: COVID-19 Response Network: A Slack Workspace for Public Servants – Apolitical

, The Guardian – ‘Debtbook Diplomacy’ – Coronavirus chaos could strengthen China’s debt hold on struggling nations – 12 April 2020

♦  Pamela Boykoff, Clare Sebastian and Valentina Di Donato, CNN Business, In the race to secure medical supplies, countries ban or restrict exports 28 March 2020

Ilan Kelman in The Polar ConnectionChina’s Coronavirus Diplomacy? – 16 March 2020

Ilan Kelman in Foreign Policy – Don’t Count on Disaster Diplomacy as a Path to Peace – 3 March 2020

♦ OECD, 2018. Scientific Advice During Crises Facilitating Transnational Co-operation and Exchange of Information, OECD Publishing, Paris. https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304413-en

♦ Bjørkdahl, K., & Carlsen, B. (Eds.). (2018). Pandemics, Publics, and Politics: Staging Responses to Public Health Crises. Springer.

♦ Wilton Park, 2017. Report: Science advice: international co-operation and exchange of data and information during transnational crises, OECD. (PDF)

♦ National Research Council 2016. The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/21891.

♦ SCIENCE COLLABORATION: https://solvecovid19.net/ – Connecting scientists, tech people and others working on solutions to fight Covid-19 to all globally available resources, experts, advisors and funding.

♦ DATA COLLAB: CoDATA Data Together COVID-19 Appeal and Actions 

♦ PAPER: Freedman et al – Cambridge University Press – Coronavirus conspiracy beliefs, mistrust, and compliance with government guidelines in England – 21st May 2020

♦ Dietram A Scheufele, Nicole M Krause, Isabelle Freiling, Dominique Brossard – Issues in Science and Technology – How Not to Lose the COVID-19 Communication War – 17 April 2020

♦ Bauer, Pansegrau, Shukla: The Cultural Authority of Science (2018), Taylor and Francis

♦ India Ministry of Health:  A-to-Z of COVID-19, titled “COVID Katha – A Multimedia Guide for Mass Awareness” – May 2020

♦ Science Media Centre Germany – COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (COSMO): repeated cross-sectional monitoring of knowledge, risk perception, protective behavior and trust – As at 9 April 2020 

♦ Public Understanding of Science Blog – Italian citizens and COVID-19 – 21 March 2020

♦ VIDEOS: The Australian Academy of Science – COVID-19 The Latest Science

♦ ACCESS EXPERTS: The Australian Academy of Science – COVID-19 Expert Database – 

♦ Vetenskap & Allmänhet – Coronavirus in the Swedish Media Study – 2 April 2020

♦ Federation of American Scientists – Portal for the public to ask questions of scientists – https://covid19.fas.org/l/en

♦ The Coronavirus Project – Debunking viral misinformation by the Federation of American Scientists – https://fas.org/ncov/

♦ Safford, T. et al. 2017.The Zika Virus Threat: How Concerns About Scientists May Undermine Efforts to Combat the Pandemic, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire.

♦ POLICYMAKING PLAYBOOK: Prevent Pandemics – to help decision-makers manage and adapt COVID-19 responses as they move through different phases of the response – https://preventepidemics.org/coronavirus/playbook/

Stephen GreyAndrew MacAskill, Reuters – Special Report: Johnson listened to his scientists about coronavirus – but they were slow to sound the alarm – 8 April 2020

♦ Wickham, A. 2020. 10 Days That Changed Britain: “Heated” Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus, BuzzFeed, 21 March.

♦ Nature, 2020. Coronavirus: three things all governments and their science advisers must do now, 17 March.

♦ UK: Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-scientific-evidence-supporting-the-uk-government-response

How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic – 27 March 2020

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♦ European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies – European Solidarity and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic – 2 April 2020

♦ Noam Obermeister – Opinion: the learning of scientific advisers is the other curve to consider – 5th June 2020

♦ ISC Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science – Statement: Ethical responsibilities of scientists at a time of a global threat – 15 June 2020

♦ Noam Obermeister – Tapping into science advisers’ learning – 29 April 2020

♦ Jane Macnaughton and Havi Carel, Durham University and University of Bristol – Life of Breath – 14 April 2020

, Bloomberg.com – How Coronavirus Is Shaking Up the Moral Universe – 29 March 2020

♦Government of Ireland – Ethical Framework for Decision-Making in a Pandemic – As at 2 April 2020

♦ Frank Rühli – Neue Zürcher Zeitung – Coronavirus: Wir sind noch immer Jäger und Sammler, zumindest ein bisschen – 11 March 2020

♦ SOCIAL LICENCE: Social Licensing of Privacy-Encroaching Policies to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic – Live Document as at 25 May 2020

Apolitical: Data rights must survive the pandemic: The central lesson of Covid-19 shouldn’t be more blind surveillance – 6th May 2020

♦ PERSONAL RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL – INDIA:  RIKA India –  Personal Risk Assessment Tool –  https://www.covid19risk.net/

♦ TWITTER: Reuters – Twitter opens up data for researchers to study COVID-19 tweets – 30th April 2020

♦ [Française] Maxime Johnson, L’actualite – Comment cette vidéo sur la propagation du coronavirus est possible – 30 March 2020

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams – Cell Phone Tracking Analysis Shows Where Florida Springbreakers and New Yorkers Fleeing Coronavirus Went to Next – 27 March 2020  

Kate Starbird and colleagues from Centre for an Informed Public – Tweet analysis related to COVID-19 — focusing on how social media influence and scientific expertise/findings shape information flow (and sometimes spread misleading information). https://twitter.com/katestarbird/status/1242466023359434757 (25th March 2020)

Kiera Butler, Mother Jones – “A Fake Pandemic”: Anti-Vaxxers Are Spreading Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories24 March 2020

♦ [Espanol] España ultima la compra de cuatro robots capaces de realizar 80.000 pruebas al día (22 Mar 2020)

♦ S4D Narative 12 – Dr David Nabarro and Julien Delemontex – Tuning into Local Reality – https://www.4sd.info/covid-19-narratives/narrative-twelve/ – 27 Mar 2020

♦ RESOURCES FOR MAYORS: Mayors Innovation Project – COVID-19 Responses for Mayors – As at 1 April 2020

♦ Dr Julius Mugwagwa, Lecturer in Innovation and Development at UCL STEaPP – Covid-19 pandemic: raising the stakes for a ‘local health’ perspective – 19 March 2020

https://covidlocal.org – Interactive tool to provide a decision framework for local leaders to think through what will need to be done to help reduce the impact of the outbreak. 

♦ Plan International – Greater risk to girls during an emergency – Blog 1 April 2020

♦ Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) – COVID-19 Situational reports

♦ LATIN AMERICA: Maria Romero at EuroDAD.comLatin America and the outbreak of COVID-19: a chronicle of multiple crisesArticles 1 and Article 2

♦ Infobae – “Tests, tests y más tests”: la receta que recomiendan los especialistas para ganarle al coronavirus – 23 March 2020

♦ LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN: at OSF.io Latin American and Caribbean governments must increase the COVID-19 test coverage drastically to mitigate the humanitarian impact of the pandemicAs at 29/3/20

♦ BRAZIL:  and , for The Guardian – Brazil gangs impose strict curfews to slow coronavirus spread26 March 2020

♦ [Español] Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Estrés y cómo sobrellevarlo 

♦ The Australian Academy of Science – Isolation and Anxiety: Strategies to cope during COVID-19 – 26 March 2020  

 

♦ European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies – European Solidarity and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic – 2 April 2020

♦ SOCIAL LICENCE: Social Licensing of Privacy-Encroaching Policies to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic – Live Document as at 25 May 2020

♦ International Centre for Not-For-Profit Law – Coronavirus and Civic Space Resources and their COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker

♦ Human Rights Watch – Human Rights Checklist

♦ Amaral Arévalo and Clare Wenham, London School of Economics – Covid-19 in El Salvador: safeguarding public health or restricting human rights? – 13th April 2020

♦ Apolitical – How to close the cyber poverty gap? 3 lessons from COVID-19 – 26 March 2020

♦ Arjun Kharpal, CNBC – Use of surveillance to fight coronavirus raises concerns about government power after pandemic ends – 26 March 2020

♦ Amnesty International – COVID-19 as an emergency Human Rights Issue

This collates resources on the perception of science and experts during the crisis

♦ Centre for Political Research – CEVIPOF – Citizens’ Attitudes Under the COVID-19 Pandemic project – Comparative study based on surveys from 18 countries – As at 11 June 2020

♦ USA: Pew Research – Trust in Medical Scientists Has Grown in U.S., but Mainly Among Democrats – 21st May 2020

♦ Italy: Massimiano Bucchi and Barbara Saracino – Italian citizens and covid-19 – March 2020

♦ Italy: Massimiano Bucchi and Barbara Saracino – Italian Citizens and Covid-19: One Month Later – April 2020

♦ Germany: Wissenschaft im Dialog – Science barometer special edition on Corona – May 2020

♦ Germany: Robert Koch Institute and Science Media Centre – Regular waves of analysis – COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (COSMO)

♦ Sweden: Vetenskap & Allmänhet – Perception of Science Surveys – Resource 1, Resource 2

♦ USA: Pew Research Centre: Key findings about Americans’ confidence in science and their views on scientists’ role in society – 12th February 2020

♦ USA: Pew Research Centre: Polling Shows Signs of Public Trust in Institutions amid the Pandemic – 7th April 2020

 

♦ World Pandemic Research Network – Societal Impacts and Aftermath of Covid-19: A Global Searchable Directory – as at 24th June 2020

♦ SCIENCE ADVICE: OECD Providing science advice to policy makers during COVID-19 – Principles Document – 5th May 2020

♦ WEEKLY SCIENCE REVIEW: Prevent Pandemics – Updated review of the current science, including relevant metrics – https://preventepidemics.org/coronavirus/science-review/april-11-17-2020/

♦ RESOURCE CENTRE – Compiled by Ola El Zein at the American University of Beirut – Local and international resources for health professionals, academics and consumers – https://aub.edu.lb.libguides.com/COVID19/home 

♦ RAPID RESEARCH INFO FORUM (RRIF) – Australian Academy of Science – Sharing and collaboration platform – https://www.science.org.au/covid19/rapid-research-information-forum 

∅ RRIF Report – What impact is the pandemic having and likely to have on Australia’s research workforce and its capability to support our recovery efforts? – https://www.science.org.au/covid19/research-workforce – 8 May 2020
∅ RRIF Report – The most promising vaccines for COVID-19 – https://www.science.org.au/covid19/promising-vaccines – 11 May 2020

♦ Rajib Shaw, Thirty Years of Science, Technology, and Academia in Disaster Risk Reduction and Emerging Responsibilities – 9 April 2020

♦ ACADEMIC PAPER TRACKER: https://covid19primer.com/

♦ Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center – https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center

♦ Elsevier COVID-19 Resource Directory – eg. textbooks, evidence-based clinical guidance, research articles to read, download and data mine – https://www.elsevier.com/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

♦ Elsevier Expert and Collaboration Portal – https://covid19.elsevierpure.com/

♦ Elsevier Coronavirus Repository – https://coronavirus.1science.com/home

♦ Elsevier COVID-19 Healthcare Hub – https://covid-19.elsevier.health/

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