sábado, 11 de julio de 2020

Disaster Lit® Database Daily Updates | COVID-19

Disaster Lit® Database Daily Updates

Disaster Information and Emergency Response

07/09/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 7/9/2020. Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from the electronic health record (EHR) to public health agencies for review and action. eCR makes disease reporting from healthcare to public health faster and easier. It moves data securely and seamlessly—from the EHR at the point of care, to data systems at state, territorial, and local agencies. This data sharing provides a real-time picture of COVID-19 to support outbreak management. (Text)
07/09/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Center for Health Security [Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health]. Published: 7/9/2020. This 47-page report considers human factors in relation to future vaccines against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), drawing on insights from design thinking and the social, behavioral, and communication sciences. It provides recommendations—directed to both U.S. policymakers and practitioners, as well as nontraditional partners new to public health’s mission of vaccination—on how to advance public understanding of, access to, and acceptance of vaccines that protect against COVID-19. (PDF)
07/08/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 7/8/2020. These COVID-19 guidelines for laboratories, updated on July 8, 2020, add guidance on properly handling bulk-packaged sterile swabs for specimen collection, update guidance on viral transport medium (VTM) to note that some point-of-care tests advise against its use, and remove preference for NP swabs. (Text)
07/08/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security. Published: 7/8/2020. This three-hour, 52-minute Congressional hearing features witnesses who are the front lines of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic: a governor, a mayor, a public health official, and an emergency manager. They discuss what needs to be done to reverse the current trend of cases to protect the country's health and economy. (Video or Multimedia)
07/08/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Resolve to Save Lives. Published: 7/8/2020. This 19-page document details how to provide millions of schoolchildren with a safe, quality education if common-sense guidelines are followed, and how public health expertise can help staff and educators reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission. The document also addresses some frequently asked questions from educators. (PDF)
07/08/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 7/8/2020. This web page offers recommendations to help tribal communities, elders, and leaders decide how best to keep their communities safe and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These considerations are meant to support—not replace—tribal laws, rules, and regulations aimed at protecting the health of tribal communities. (Text)
07/07/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. Published: 7/7/2020. This 12-page document gives child protection actors an overview - including key questions and considerations - of version 2 of the Technical Note on Protection of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and supports child protection practitioners and policymakers in putting the child’s safety and well-being at the center of their COVID-19 pandemic response. (PDF)
07/02/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: U.S. Senate, Committee on Appropriations. Published: 7/2/2020. Witnesses at this three-hour, five-minute Congressional hearing provide an update on the Administration’s efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine through Operation Warp Speed. There are over 100 vaccines in development worldwide, and Operation Warp Speed will narrow down those candidates to about seven to advance into clinical trials and for further development. (Video or Multimedia)
07/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published: 7/2020. This 44-page document, jointly issued with the U.S. Departments of Transportation, and Health and Human Services, provides the U.S. Government’s guidance to airports and airlines for implementing measures to mitigate the public health risks associated with COVID-19, prepare for an increase in travel volume, and ensure that aviation safety and security are not compromised. (PDF)
07/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA). Published: 7/2020. This 24-page report discusses how businesses can enact plans to swiftly address climate change that will also help to create societal resilience to the impacts of climate change on health. These might include research and development (R&D) investment into technologies that assist with health promotion and disease prevention; the creation of climate-resilient infrastructure; and the provision of climate-sensitive services. (PDF)
06/30/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: U.S. Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations. Published: 6/30/2020. Witnesses in this two-hour, 23-minute Congressional hearing discuss the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic, record-breaking daily increases in COVID-19 cases, rising deaths worldwide, and how the response needs to be strengthened by reforming existing structures and identifying financing mechanisms that will build on the uneven response to the crisis. (Video or Multimedia)
06/12/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: CORE Group. Published: 6/12/2020. This home-based care guide, which is updated periodically, provides recommendations to nonprofits, the Red Cross Red Crescent network, and community organizations who are designing programs and materials in response to COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries. It has been put together by a group of partners working collectively, globally, as the Home-based Care CORE Group working group. (Text)
06/08/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). Published: 6/8/2020. This one-hour, three-minute webinar reviews current research and best practices on preserving and decontaminating personal protective equipment, and the use of the Battelle Decontamination System to extend the lifespan of N95 respirators. Co-sponsors are the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Video or Multimedia)
06/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 6/2020. This 16-page document is intended to outline principles for the design of COVID-19 Local Outbreak Plans led by the Director of Public Health at Upper Tier Local Authority level, working with all key professions and sectors, with outline responsibilities for each defined. This document has been produced by a working group of the following agencies: Association of Directors of Public Health; Faculty of Public Health; Local Government Association; Public Health England; Society of Local Authority Chief Executives; and UK Chief Environmental Health Officers. (PDF)
05/19/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/19/2020. The purpose of this 15-page review is for the Division of Pharmacovigilance II to provide the Division of Antiviral Drug Products a high-level overview of the postmarketing safety data related to the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in the setting of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It identifies two emerging safety signals. (PDF)
04/24/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Published: 4/24/2020. This 24-page document is intended to provide access to a collection of guidance and resources that EMS administrators, 911 supervisors, and EMS personnel can use to make informed choices on tactics, techniques, and procedures for dealing with COVID-19. It was developed by the Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 4/2020. This is an introductory course designed to assist state, tribal, local, and territorial public health professionals in preparing for and responding to influenza (flu) pandemics through the use of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). Free continuing education is provided. (Video or Multimedia)

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