MTA New York City Transit Sanitizes Stations and Subway Cars | Andrew Cashin / MTA New York City Transit | CC BY 2.0
MTA New York City Transit Sanitizes Stations and Subway Cars | Andrew Cashin / MTA New York City Transit | CC BY 2.0

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This page collates resources and briefings on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform is supporting response partners by mobilising networks of experts and through the production of evidence briefs highlighting key socio-cultural considerations relevant to the control of the disease.

This page will be updated to include future briefs from both the Social Science in Humanitarian Action and other partners when available.

Our resources

Key Considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements March 2020: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

Key Considerations: Online information, mis- and disinformation in the context of COVID-19 March 2020: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

Blog: COVID-19 – a social phenomenon requiring diverse expertise March 2020: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

Blog: The impact of COVID-19 in informal settlements – are we paying enough attention? March 2020: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

Social Dimensions of the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Outbreak and Response: Meeting Report February 2020: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

Blog: Where is social science in the Coronavirus response? February 2020: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

Blog: Pandemics – social sciences are vital, but we must take the next steps February 2020: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

Other relevant resources

The Psychological Needs of Healthcare Staff as a Result of the Coronavirus Pandemic March 2020: The British Psychological Society

Podcast: The Social Dynamics of Pandemics April 2020: Institute of Development Studies

Blog: Science, uncertainty and the COVID-19 response March 2020: Institute of Development Studies

Blog: Living with Coronavirus Uncertainties: Four Lessons from Pastoralists March 2020: PASTRES

Podcast: The social dimensions of the Coronavirus outbreak March 2020: Sonar-Global

Online course: COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus Starts 23rd March 2020: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

COVID-19 Forum March 2020: Somatosphere

Blog: COVID-19: the social science lessons we need to learn from Wuhan March 2020: Institute of Development Studies

Lessons learned from relevant past outbreaks

Social Science in Epidemics: Influenza and SARS Lessons Learned January 2019: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
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