Covid-19 Update March 2020
Our involvement and links to other information and resources.
We hope all our friends and colleagues are well in these unprecedented times and are coping whilst we all adjust to new ways of working and living. Our office on Buccleuch Place is closed but the Centre remains working. Now, more than ever, we must work to understand issues around health and society.
Here is some information about media work we have been involved in related to Covid-19 along with some links to other useful information about the pandemic, some ways we can all help, and some resources for children for those of us now juggling work with childcare.
Professor Devi Sridhar from our Centre and the Global Health Governance Programme has been in the media talking about the pandemic. Do follow her on Twitter (@devisridhar) for current information about it.
- Britain had a Head Start on Covid-19 but Our Leaders Squandered It – opinion piece in The Guardian
- Britain Must Change Course- and Resume Covid-19 Testing to Protect Frontline NHS
- Britain Goes it Alone Over Coronavirus, We Can Only Hope the Gamble Pays Off
- The Next Two Weeks Will Decide Africa’s Fate on the Coronavirus
- For the rich, Covid-19 protections. For health workers, a shrug.
- Devi answers children’s questions on Newsround
Graeme Lawrie from our Centre and Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh Law School, has written a blog post about whether the law and human rights are also prey to the virus.
More about Covid-19
Ways to Help
- Check-in on colleagues, friends and neighbours
- Look after yourself, your health and your family’s health (follow advice from Mind about looking after your mental health)
- Even if you are well, self-report daily using the symptom app
- Volunteer if you can, for example through this Edinburgh Facebook Group
- Sneeze Game Free online game which teaches about spreading germs
- Covibook Free online book for families
Ideas for Homeschooling
- DadLab Fun science experiences using household items
- Maddie Moate How things work and things to make, including outdoor activities
- DK FindOut! Safe, search engine-like encyclopedia covering a range of topics and questions
- Tate Kids Artistic ideas for all ages
- National Geographic Kids Curriculum-linked resources