COVID-19

Exploring the fault lines of a global pandemic

A dashboard of tools, resources, ideas and stories during Covid-19, updated weekly.

Updated: July 21, 2021

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What we're reading, watching and listening to

Young people from 18 countries in 6 continents react to the initial ‘wave’ of the coronavirus. A video series produced by Connor Kirwan and Toni Pyke.

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Thailand

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Thailand

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Uganda, Italy & Australia

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Brazil & Norway

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: India & Spain

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: El Salvador & Cambodia

Generation Lockdown in 2 minutes: Ethiopia & UK

Our Features

What we learned from fact-checking the Covid-19 infodemic on WhatsApp in Kenya

What’s it like tackling rumours and myths on Whatsapp from Kenya to stop the spread of false information about Covid-19? Kenya editor of Africa Check, Alphonce Shiundu, gives an insider’s account from the first year of the pandemic

COVID vaccines don’t violate the Nuremberg Code. Here’s how to convince the doubters

University of New South Wales researchers and lecturers Holly Seale, Ben Harris-Roxas, and Bridget Haire analyse a recent untruth regarding the Nuremberg Code that has spread online, and introduce the ‘Truth Sandwich’ method

What do you see? Money the G7 will spend that could save people’s lives

Political cartoons offer a visceral and critical space to question ideas, arguments and what we see in the world around us. Explore this cartoon by editorial cartoonist with the Irish Times, Martyn Turner, on the topic of Covid-19 vaccines and ‘investments’ by G7 countries

‘Too slow, stagnant and reversing’: 17 graphics from 2 key reports on global food security

As World Food Day 2021 approaches, two flagship reports present report cards on the last 12 months. Among the annual challenges of improving data collection to track and measure hunger, the COVID-19 pandemic has trampled on decades of incremental progress.

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Are greed and capitalism the reason for successful vaccines?

Is corporate greed the reason for Covid-19 vaccine success through pharmaceutical companies rather than public funding? A fact check by Aoife Mc Donald

Blogs

Resources

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Five issues the US President needs to take action on - Caoimhe de Barra

No election in the world attracts as much global attention as the race for the Whitehouse. That is because no political office in the world has as much global reach as that of the US President. (via Trócaire)

Covid-19 has revealed a pre-existing pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich

The World Bank’s flawed and misunderstood poverty benchmark has led to a deceptively positive picture and dangerous complacency. By outgoing UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston (via The Guardian)

COVID-19 and Development Education

A range of perspectives to inform practice and provoke debate, following a public call for submissions (via The Centre for Global Education, Belfast)

Small Changes

A podcast series of one-on-one interviews with people who've seen a problem in the world and set out to change it. By The Guardian

Change the World

Young people across Ireland share their thoughts on the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can achieve them. By National Youth Council of Ireland and Spunout.ie

Will Black women decide the next US president?

The Take. An AJ+ podcast presented by Imaeyen Ibanga