Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak 


From the zoonotic origin of the disease to its widespread impact in all sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the systemic nature of risk, calling for a whole of society approach to mitigate and respond.

In this paper, the authors propose a conceptual framework for understanding the impact of the policy responses to COVID-19 on disabled people. These responses have overwhelmingly focused on individual vulnerability, which has been used as a justification

Masai warrior walking beside flooded dirt road, Amboseli NP, Kenya.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre
According to the authors there is now an urgent need to revitalize public health in general and environmental public health in particular to recover from COVID-19 and beyond.
Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ACS)
While nothing is certain, there is a lot of evidence on which to build some realistic expectations about how the pandemic will progress over the next year or so.
Conversation Media Group, the
Bapon Fakhruddin discusses why the COVID-19 pandemic requires thinking and decision making supported by a data ecosystem which looks much further into the future than previous short-term approaches.
International Science Council
This report sets out critical and actionable solutions and investments to meet the challenge of an age of pandemics, and to avoid a repeat of the catastrophic damage that COVID-19 has brought.
Group of Twenty, the