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Dossier COVID-19

Given the diversity of conflicting information and the desire for clarification, in order to contribute to good practices of communicators and professionals, the Trauma Observatory gatherer here some publications on scientific characters, opinion pieces and relevant websites:


6-month neurological and psychiatric outcomes in 236 379 survivors of COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study using electronic health records (NEW)

The study by Taquet, M. et al., published in The Lancet Psychiatry (2021. ABR.06).

Bereavement and psychological distress during COVID-19 pandemics: The impact of death experience on mental health

The study by Joaquim, R. et al., published in Current Research in Behavioral Sciences (2021.MAR).

Burnout: uma patologia social reconfigurada na era COVID-19? 

The article by João Areosa and Cristina Queirós about the rise of burnout cases during the pandemic (2020.DEC). 

World Mental Health Day on 10 October to highlight urgent need to increase investment in chronically underfunded sector

World Health Organization´s survey shows the negative consequences in mental health services in 93% of the coutries around the world (2020.OCT.05). 

Prevalence of Depression Symptoms in US Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article by Catherine Ettman et al., for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (2020.SEP.02). 

Coronavirus: the pandemic is changing our brains – here are the remedies

Article by Barbara J. Sahakian, Chistelle Langley and Deniz Vatanserver for The Conversation (2020.AUG.14). 

Pandemic Hurts Student Mental Health

The article by Elizabeth Redden for the Inside Higher ED´s website (2020.JUL.13).

This Is Not a Normal Mental-Health Disaster

The article by Jacob Stern for The Atlantic (2020.JUL.07). 

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19

The article and audio by Yuki Noguchi for the NPR´s website (2020.JUL.04).

Are you experiencing compassionate fatigue?

Article published on the American Psychological Association´s website (2020.JUN.11).

My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19
by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG) (2020.MAR.31).

COVID19 Guide (PDF)
Informative guide from the NGO Doctors of the World (2020.MAR.16).

Social stigma associated with COVID-19 – A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma (PDF)
Guide from WHO published at EPI.WIN (2020.FEB.24).

Interrupting transmission of COVID-19: lessons from containment efforts in Singapore
Article by Vernon J. Lee et. al., in Journal of Travel Medicine (2020.MAR.13).

Clinical characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China
Article by Wei-jie Guan et. al., in New England Journal of Medicine. First scientific article analyzing the virus that we have knowledge (2020.FEB.28).

Addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of covid-19 outbreak (PDF)
Informative notes from IASC (2020.FEV).

Immediate psychological responses and associated factors during the initial stage of the 2019 coronavirus disease (covid-19) epidemic among the general population in china
Article by Cuiyan Wang et. al., in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, about the psychological impacts during the epidemic on China (2020.MAR.06).

How to smile in times of social isolation? (to studants) (to adults) (PDF)
Manual, a initiative from BRAIN 4.0.



Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society 

E-book available for download. 75 authors writing in 5 languages (besides English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Italian), that amplify the silenced voices of the COVID-19  pandemic (2020.FEV.03). 

Returning to pre-corona ‘normal’ is madness. We can’t let it happen

The opinion by Jalmer Mommers for The Correspondent (2020.JUL.16).

Using torture survival skills to cope during a pandemic
to Médecins Sans Frontières (2020.MAR.05)

Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus
to Financial Times (2020.MAR.20).

As Pandemias: nós e os outros
by Alexandre Quintanilha to Expresso (2020.MAR.23).

Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance
Article by Tomas Pueyo to the blog Tomas Pueyo (2020.MAR.19).

Coronavírus e o estigma social
by Susana Gouveia to Trauma Centre (2020.MAR.05).

O medo é um vírus e a informação é a vacina
by Jorge Almeida Fernandes to Público (2020.FEV.29).

For the World’s Refugees, the Coronavirus Just Changed Everything
by Glen Pearson to the National Newswatch (2020.MAR.03).

As Coronavirus Spreads, Experts Warn Refugees Are Particularly Vulnerable
by Bryan Bowman to The Globe Post (2020.FEV.28).


Contain COVID-19 (NEW)

About COVID-19 by Direção Geral de Saúde (PT)

News from WHO about COVID-19

ESTSS Statement on COVID19

Last updates from WHO about COVID-19

Email Campaign Archive fom WHO

Note from the Deontological Council on news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic (PT)