Tagged: COVID-19

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COVID-19 and Aviation: Framework for Recovery

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government issued guidance to airports and airlines on how to minimize public health risks without compromising aviation security while preparing for an increase in travel volume. The new report published jointly by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and...

Global Peace in 2020

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released the 2020 Global Peace Index as well as a consolidated briefing.  The 14th edition of the Global Peace Index ranks the state of peace in 163 countries based on 23 different indicators.  According to the results, global peace has deteriorated in 2020. The Global Peace Index incorporates factors across three domains:...

New COVID-19 Resource Archive is Available

In response to a growing need for reliable information on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) launched a new COVID-19 Resource Archive. Geared to help emergency managers and homeland security experts, this platform provides access to a publicly available collection of COVID-19 resources. To provide...

Civil Liberties, Far-Right Antisemitism, and the COVID-19 Crisis: 2 New Henry Jackson Society Reports

The Henry Jackson Society has released 2 new reports related to security and the COVID-19 pandemic.    Leaving Lockdown: The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Liberties and National Security in the UK & US discusses the trade-off between civil liberties and effective security in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Broken into four sections, the...

Reopening America

The Brookings Institution has released Reopening America a report that examines many facets of American efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication is the first in a two-volume series Reopening America and the World presented by dozens of Brookings scholars who explore various aspects of global recovery in an effort to inform the public conversation about COVID-19, and help leaders take their next steps...

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Challenges and Opportunities of Reopening Efforts

In addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookings Institution published a new report, Reopening America and the World, providing an assessment of current efforts in restarting the economy and social institutions. As COVID-19 continues to shutter local businesses and communities, Brookings aims to contribute to the reopening debate by engaging in...

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FEMA Issues Guidance for 2020 Hurricane Season

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released COVID-19 Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all levels of government, this document aims to provide actionable guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) authorities to prepare for the hurricane season. Specifically, the guidance...

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CIDRAP: “Smart Testing” Needed to Combat COVID-19

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota has released their third Viewpoint Report, Smart Testing for COVID-19 Virus and Antibodies, covering the framework for testing target populations for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). CIDRAP acknowledges the complexities and opportunities for error in the rushed development...

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Response to COVID-19: CDC Activities and Initiatives

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report summarizing relevant initiatives, activities, and tools in support of the Whole-of-Government response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). CDC continues to prioritize monitoring the spread and intensity of the pandemic, followed by conducting research to understand the severity and spectrum...

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Considerations for Reopening U.S. Schools and Daycare Programs

The Center for Health Security at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has released Filling in the Blanks: National Research Needs to Guide Decisions About Reopening Schools in the United States. This report details current research efforts, as well as gabs in data, that may prove crucial in making constructive decisions about...