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Resources – COVID 19

This policy brief focuses on the widespread lack of motivation to adhere to COVID regulations that has emerged as the pandemic has gone on. Authors note key observations and provide recommendations.

This article offers recommendations policymakers can implement for successfully allowing communities to be heard and engaged as COVID regulations continually adjust to accommodate economic and social costs.

This Democrat and Chronicle article discusses the issues challenges to ending COVID that have arisen as a result of widespread vaccine hesitancy. The CCH Team’s own Dr. T.S. Harvey is quoted

In this piece, David Napier shows the downsides on insular ‘safety’ and why embracing diversity can make communities more resilience

This article argues that viruses must be understood socially because viral outbreaks are herd-driven. It shows that the social drivers of viruses often go understated due to medicalization, which can lead to antibiotic misuse, xenophobic rhetoric, and other counterproductive responses.

Vulnerability assessments being conducted Uganda before and during the start of the pandemic may be the only reliable real-time information we have of how a community conceptualized and responded to the COVID-19 crisis. This has illustrated importance of assessing vulnerability prior to a disaster’s onset. Read the full article by Dr. David Napier and Dr. Ted Fischer.

This piece discusses the factors that result in higher COVID-19 fatality rates for men. The CCH Team’s own Dr. Derek Griffith is quoted.

This paper utilizes a cultural context of health approach to show how the ways viruses are conceptualized, understood, and misunderstood affect the ways we’re able to deal with them. Authors illustrate how the social framework of viruses should include social theory to optimize results.

This brief addresses the overrepresentation in COVID-19 deaths among Blacks and Latino populations. Certain barriers to positive health outcomes are discussed, including lack of trust and access to testing.