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Parental Social Isolation and Child Maltreatment Risk during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The social isolation and economic stress resulting from pandemic have the potential to exacerbate child abuse and neglect. This study examines the association of parents’ perceived … Continue reading

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Why using fear to promote COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing could backfire

So, why not use fear to drive up vaccination rates and the use of masks, lockdowns and distancing now, at this moment of national fatigue? Why not sear into the national imagination images of makeshift morgues or of people dying … Continue reading

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Exacerbating Inequalities: Social Networks, Racial/Ethnic Disparities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The disruption and contraction of older adults’ social networks are among the less discussed consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our objective was to provide an evidence-based commentary on racial/ethnic disparities in social network resources and draw attention to the ways … Continue reading

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Social Networks’ Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An increased use of social networks is one of the most far-reaching consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from the traditional media, as the main drivers of social communication in crisis situations, individual profiles have emerged supported by social networks, … Continue reading

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Social Networks and Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We utilize longitudinal social network data collected pre–COVID-19 in June 2019 and compare them with data collected in the midst of COVID in June 2020. We find significant decreases in network density and global network size following a period of … Continue reading

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A social network model of COVID-19

I construct a dynamic social-network model of the COVID-19 epidemic which embeds the SIR epidemiological model onto a graph of person-to-person interactions. The standard SIR framework assumes uniform mixing of infectious persons in the population. This abstracts from important elements … Continue reading

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The social challenge in times of COVID-19

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has severe health effects and serious implications for economic growth and social development. It has arrived in Latin America and the Caribbean in a context of low growth —as analysed in the previous special reports … Continue reading

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El Virus de la Desigualdad: Cómo recomponer un mundo devastado por el coronavirus

La pandemia de coronavirus tiene el potencial de agravar la desigualdad en prácticamente todos los países del mundo al mismo tiempo, una situación sin precedentes desde que existen registros. El virus ha puesto al descubierto y ha exacerbado las desigualdades … Continue reading

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Resistência e Participação em tempos de pandemia

Observatório criado por movimentos feministas, antirracistas e de Direitos Humanos denunciará retrocessos, fará pressão política e fortalecerá redes de solidariedade. É um caminho para enfrentar ofensiava antidemocrática do governo. A participação social no desenho e na execução de leis e … Continue reading

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Parenting in a Pandemic

I am a graduate student in coursework, and I am also the parent of a 2-year-old. With offices and daycares closed due to COVID-19, my typical workday is shortened and often interrupted with requests to walk to the park, read … Continue reading

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