Coronavirus and Prison

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Countries Crack Down on Basic Rights Amid Virus Pandemic

Author: Stojanovic, Dusan
Source: AP Top News Package. March 2020

Since declaring nationwide state of emergency Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has suspended parliament, giving him widespread powers such as closing borders and introducing a 12-hour curfew. In the ex-communist Europe and elsewhere, rulers are assuming more power while they introduce harsh measures they say are necessary to halt coronavirus spread.

Locked Up: No Masks, Sanitizer as Virus Spreads Behind Bars

Authors: McDowell, Robin; Mason, Margie
Source: AP Regional State Report. March 2020

Health experts say prisons and jails are considered a potential epicenter for America’s coronavirus pandemic. They are little cities hidden behind tall fences where many people share cells, sit elbow-to-elbow at dining areas and are herded through halls to the yard or prison industry jobs. They say it’s nearly impossible to keep 6 feet away from anyone, adding to tensions. Medical services behind bars have long been substandard and even hand sanitizer is considered contraband in some facilities because of its alcohol content.

Emergence of COVID-19 Infection: What Is Known and What Is to Be Expected

Author: AlTakarli, Nourah S.
Source: Dubai Medical Journal. March 2020, p1-6.

The purpose of this review is to focus on the published articles about the new virus, which will give an insight into the current state of research and data available, as well as recommending future studies.

The Novel Coronavirus: A Bird's Eye View

Authors: Habibzadeh, Parham; Stoneman, Emily K.
Source: International Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. April 2020, Vol. 11, Issue 2, p65-71.

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, which initially began in China, has spread to many countries around the globe, with the number of confirmed cases increasing every day. With a death toll exceeding that of the SARS-CoV outbreak back in 2002 and 2003 in China, 2019-nCoV has led to a public health emergency of international concern, putting all health organizations on high alert. Herein, we present on an overview of the currently available information on the pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of this virus.

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