COVID19 Resources

Scientific:

ACRRM: How to do a quality remote consultation (4/3/2020) https://www.acrrm.org.au/docs/default-source/all-files/how-to-do-a-high-quality-remote-consultation.pdf?sfvrsn=86d02be8_2

Australia: Head to Health: Covid-19 Support: Mental Health and Covid-19 (4/3/2020) https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19

UK Gov: Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses (4/3/2020) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-farmers-landowners-and-rural-businesses

Indonesia: Bali: FundRazr: Covid Emergency Response in Bali (4/3/2020) https://fundrazr.com/IDEP-Covid19?ref=ab_Aq6yvOzOXA4Aq6yvOzOXA4

RHIhub: USA: Rural Hospitals: Resource (4/3/2020) https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/hospitals

RHIhub: USA: Resource: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/toolkits/sdoh

NRHA: USA: Covid19 Resources (4/3/20202) https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/programs/resources/covid-19-resources

Policy Analysis Brief: NORC Walsh Centre for Rural Health Analysis, November 2007 W Series No 12. (4/3/2020) https://www.norc.org/PDFs/publications/WalshCtr2007NORC_BriefW12.pdf

ABC News: Australia: Coronavirus data shows risk factors are high in regional and coastal areas, lower in cities (4/3/2020) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-01/coronavirus-regional-health-risk-factors/12088072?nw=0&pfmredir=sm

Education:

Viral Empathy, (4/4/2020) https://profmoosa.com/viral-empathy/

Health Literacy Project: Covid-19: et Fact Sheets in 30+ Different Languages (4/4/2020) https://covid19healthliteracyproject.com/#

WHO: Responding to COVID-19: Real Time Training for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak (4/4/2020) https://openwho.org/channels/covid-19

AJGP: Australia’s primary care COVID-19 responses: Editorial (4/4/2020) https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/coronavirus/australias-primary-care-covid19-response

Nepali Times: Poverty-the real pandemic: Long before coronavirus came along a rural Nepal hospital has been battling a pre-existing public health crisis (4/2/220) https://www.nepalitimes.com/opinion/poverty-the-pandemic/

University of Michigan: Inpatient Guidance for Treatment of Covid-19 in Adults and Children (3/30/2020) http://www.med.umich.edu/asp/pdf/adult_guidelines/COVID-19-treatment.pdf

Rural Doctors of South Africa (Rudasa): Rural doctors raise concerns over COVID-19 fear (3/30/2020) https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/rural-doctors-raise-concerns-over-covid-19-fears/

Second Opinion USA: Senator Bill Frist MD (Virginia) talks to Ann Mond Johnson (CEO American Telemedicine Association): Challenges both physical and ethical in rural areas (3/28/2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8JBMw_pg8g&feature=youtu.be&utm_content=123316137&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-38512058

Contributions and challenges of general practitioners in China fighting against the novel coronavirus crisis (3/27/2020) https://fmch.bmj.com/content/8/2/e000361

Why we need better rural and remote health, now more than ever (3/27/2020) https://www.rrh.org.au/journal/article/5976

Blog (3/27/2020) https://globalgpproject.com/

Papers and Reports:

ENT UK: Loss of sense of smell as marker of Covid-19 infection (4/4/2020) https://www.entuk.org/sites/default/files/files/Loss%20of%20sense%20of%20smell%20as%20marker%20of%20COVID.pdf

Policy Analysis Brief: NORC Walsh Centre for Rural Health Analysis (4/3/2020) https://www.norc.org/PDFs/publications/WalshCtr2007NORC_BriefW12.pdf

Trends in Cell Biology: Mitochondrial Functions in Infection and Immunity (4/2/2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tcb.2020.01.006

Syracuse University: Why Coronavirus Could Hit Rural Areas Harder (4/2/2020) https://lernercenter.syr.edu/2020/03/24/why-coronavirus-could-hit-rural-areas-harder

Rapid risk assessment: Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic: (4/2/2020) https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/rapid-risk-assessment-novel-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-pandemic-increased?fbclid=IwAR0FhBgStBlpFX3pOQI_YbKZJffAQUUREOECSoTiXVpWeNuFglJHxE7nr4c

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka and Coronavirus, Health Review Global: Physician Curated Wellness Content and Products (4/1/2020) https://healthreviewglobal.com/sri-lanka-coronavirus-update-setting-a-global-example/

Podcast Episode: COVID-19 Pandemic: Are Disadvantaged Communities at Higher Risk? (3/30/2020)https://www.movementislifecaucus.com/mil_podcast/covid-19-pandemic-are-disadvantaged-communities-at-higher-risk/

The Lancet: Planetary Health: The Tale of two emergencies (3/28/2020) https://www.lancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS254-5196(20)30062-0/fulltext

RuralWONCA: Rural Seeds: Rural Success Stories: Dr. Daunuta Ramos Duarte: Telehealth against the Coronavirus (3/28/2020) https://ruralhealthsuccess.blogspot.com/2020/03/rural-telehealth-against-coronavirus.html

Keeping the Coronavirus from infecting Health-Care Workers (3/27/2020) https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/keeping-the-coronavirus-from-infecting-health-care-workers

National UK programme of community health workers for COVID-19 response (3/27/2020) https://www.thelancet.com.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30735-2/fulltext

History in a Crisis – Lessons for Covid-19 (3/27/2020) https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2004361

Nuffield Trust: Summit 2020 Session: Professor Chris Whitty (UK Chief Medical Officer) on trends and projections over the next 20 years.  See implications for rural communities, especially in the wake of Covid-19. https://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/media/summit-2020-session-prof-chris-whitty-on-the-direction-of-health-trends-over-the-next-20-years

The Economic impact of Covid-19 in Low & Middle Income Countries, David Evans and Mead Over, (3/27/2020) https://www.cgdev.org/blog/economic-impact-covid-19-low-and-middle-income-countries#.Xm1SDK5YgoA.facebook

JAMA: Conserving Supply of Personal Equipment-A Call for Ideas (3/27/2020) https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763590

Timmerman Report (USA): What not to do: Lessons from Spain’s Cavalier Response to Covid-19: Barnat Olle (3/25/2020)  https://timmermanreport.com/2020/03/what-not-to-do-lessons-from-spains-cavalier-reponses-to-covid-19/

BMJ Journals: Family Medicine and Community Health, Contributions and challenges of general practitioners in China fighting against the novel coronavirus crisis (3/25/2020) https://fmch-bmj.com/content/8/2/e000361

New Yorker Magazine: Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers (3/25/20202) https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/keeping-the-coronavirus-from-infecting-health-care-workers

Reflection on mental health in the pandemic (although written specifically for the South African context, the principles are universal): (3/23/2020) https://bhekisisa.org/opinion/2020-03-23-coronavirus-south-africa-mental-health-support-how-to-cope-social-solidarity-covid19/#.XnhrmK3A9Y4.mailto

Ministry for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government. Australia Communique-Rural and Remote Health Stakeholder Special Roundtable on COVID-19 by teleconference (3/21/2020) https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-mark-coulton-mp/media/communique-rural-and-remote-health-stakeholder-special-roundtable-on-covid-19-by-teleconference-20-march-2020

References (Journals, etc.)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Latest paper on C-19 (4/2/2020) https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/3000168?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=hootsuite&utm_content=sme&utm_campaign=usage

HIFA-Healthcare Information for All (3/30/2020) https://www.hifa.org/search/node/covid-19

WHO: Global Research on Coronavirus (Covid-19) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/global-research-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov?sfns=mo

Hong Kong College of Family Physicians: Covid-19 Hub (3/27/2020) http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/pages_10_2095.html

INSERM (the national French research institute) and the REACTing collaborative network are doing a bi-weekly literature review of the most relevant articles published on COVID19. (3/23/2020) https://reacting.inserm.fr

Links to the major journals and their Covid-19 resources sections (3/25/2020)
NEJM https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus
BMJ https://www.bmj.com/coronavirus
Lancet https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus
JAMA https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert
UPTODATE https://www.uptodate.com/contents/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
EBSCO https://covid-19.ebscomedical.com
Cochrane https://www.cochranelibrary.com/collections/doi/SC000039/full

Resources:

WHO: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic (4/4/2020) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/

Hastings Centre: Ethical Resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) (4/4/2020) https://www.thehastingscenter.org/ethics-resources-on-the-coronavirus/

PROFMOOSA: AfroPHC (4/4/2020), https://profmoosa.com/category/covid-19/

South African Resources Covid-19 (4/4/2020) https://profmoosa.com/covid-19-resources-south-africa

#Rural Rehab Coronavirus Advice (South Africa) (4/4/2020) https://profmoosa.com/rural-rehab-coronavirus-advice/

Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19. (4/4/2020) https://profmoosa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/WHO-2019-nCoV-IPH_long_term_care-2020.1-eng.pdf?57f6a8&57f6a8

AAFP: Coronavirus: Six ways to prepare your practice (4/4/2020) https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/coronavirus_office_prep.html

AfroPHC: African Forum for Primary Health Care 4/4/2020) https://afrophc.org

UK Gov: Coronvavirus (COVID-19): Information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses (4/3/2020) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-farmers-landowners-and-rural-business

Indonesia: Bali:FundRazr: Covid Emeregency Response in Bali (4/3/2020)https://fundrazr.com/IDEP-Covid19?ef=ab_Aq6yvOz0XA4Aq6yvOz0XA4

NRHA: USA: Covid19 Resources Latest resources from NRHA (4/3/2020) https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/programs/resources/covid-19-resources

RHIhub: USA: Rural Hospitals: Resource (4/3/2020) https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/hospitals

RHIhub:USA: Resource: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit, This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to address social determinants of health in rural communities across the United States. (4/3/2020) https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/toolkits/sdoh

Health Direct Australia: Covid-19 Assets and Resources (4/2/2020) https://about.healthdirect.gov.au/covid-19-social-media-assets

Guidelines for Sri Lankan Primary Care Physicians, The excellent quality that you would expect from Sri Lanka,(4/2/2020) ttp://www.primarycarephysiciansl.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Final_7.30pm-30.03.2020-6.pdf-6.pdf

CDC: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home: (4/1/2020) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html

WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations: Guide to Local Production: Thought that this might be useful. Plenty of formularies out there but can you trust them. The only problem is just as hard to find the ingredients! (4/1/2020) https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf

Rudasa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Other Resources: (3/30/2020) https://knowledgetranslation.co.za/resources/
https://ktu-online-school.thinkific.com/courses/covid-19

EPI-WIN: WHO information network for epidemics, Great resource for all health professions and patients (3/28/2020) https://www.who.int/teams/risk-communication

WHO: All visual Tools; Mythbusters: A whole range of signs and posters to educate patients and communities. + useful video on how to protect yourself (for patients) (3/28/2020) https://www.who.int/teams/risk-communication/all-resources

RDA Response: Think COVID-19 won’t reach your rural town? Think again! (3/28/2020) https://www.rdaa.com.au/documents/item/992?sfns=mo

CDC: Pandemic Influenza Triage Tools :User Guide (3/27/2020) https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/healthcare/pan-flu-app/files/PITA-UserGuide.pdf

Google (3/26/2020)- https://www.google.com/covid19/

RCGP (UK) Covid-19 resource page (3/26/2020)https://www.rcgp.org.uk/policy/rcgp-policy-areas/covid-19-coronavirus.aspx

ACRRM’s rural Covid response is expanding and certainly worth a look (3/26/2020) https://www.acrrm.org.au/support/clinicians/community-support/coronavirus-support

Rural Doctors Association of Australia (3/26/2020) https://www.rdaa.com.au/resources/covid-19

National Rural Health Alliance (Australia) (3/26/2020) https://www.ruralhealth.org.au/news/covid-19-update

The George Institute for Global Health (3/26/2020) https://www.georgeinstitute.org.in/covid-19

WHO MOOC (3/26/2020) www.openwho.org

WHO resource page (3/26/2020) – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Free access to book and other resources by Cambridge press 3/26/2020) https://cambridge.org/gb/academic/covid-19-resources-and-information

Covid19 Research paper collection (3/26/2020) https://t.co/aLm1Eip6yP

New Zealand Rural General Practice Network: Covid Information Page (3/26/2020) https://rgpn.org.nz/need-information-about-covid-19/

Rural Information Hub (USA) Covid Resource Page (3/25/2020) https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/covid-19?htm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update031120

RCGP (UK) Covid-19 resource page (3/25/2020) https://www.rcgp.org.uk/policy/rcgp-policy-areas/covid-19-coronavirus.aspx

ACRRM’s rural Covid response is expanding and certainly worth a look (3/25/2020) https://www.acrrm.org.au/support/clinicians/community-support/coronavirus-support

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (3/25/20202) https://www.rdaa.com.au/resources/covid-19

Temporary End of LIFE CARE Symptom Control Guidance for Use in the COVID-19 Crisis. Please use in conjunction with the usual Palliative Care Guidelines (3/24/2020) http://www.wmcares.org.uk/wmpcp/guide/

BMJ: Overview of Coronaviruses (3/24/2020) https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/300016

Rural Health Information Hub (USA) Covid-19(3/23/2020) https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/covid-19

Covid-19 resource page: (3/23/2020) https://www.acrrm.org.au/support/clinicians/community-support/coronavirus-support

University of Nebraska: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources (3/21/2020): https://www.unmc.edu/coronvirus/

Oregon Office for Rural Health: Covid-19 resources for Rural Health (3/21/2020): https://www.oshu.edu/oregon-office-of-rural-health/orh-covid-19-resources-rural-health

Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services (USA): Coronavirus (Covid-19) Toolkit (3/21/2020): https://www.cms.gov/outreach-education/partner-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-partner-toolkit

UK NHS Advice to the community on managing and avoiding Covid-19 infection (3/21/2020): https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NRHA Covid-19 Communications Tool Kit (3/21/2020): https://resources.legatohealthcaremarketing.com/covid-19-toolkit

Wonca Covid-19 webpage (3/21/2020): https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/Resources/COVID19.aspx

Information from ACRRM. This has an Australian focus but very useful information (3/19/2020) https://www.acrrm.org.au/support/clinicians/community-support/coronavirus-support

A useful document from The Rural Doctors Association of South Africa (3/19/2020) RuDASA COVID-19 in a Rural Setting-1

US Rural Health Information Hub (3/19/2020) https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/covid-19

United States: NRHA (3/19/2020) https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/programs/resources/covid-19-resources

Manitoba, Canada: Provincial coronavirus resources for health-care providers and staff (3/19/2020) https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/

Resources Education:

Telephone Triage Tips COVID-19, (3/24/2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-A1qX4_ns0&feature=youtu.be

Musings on Corona Virus Pandemic, from Pavitra Mohan (3/21/2020) https://livewire.thewire.in/out-and-about/coronavirus-lessons-we-can-learn/

Editorials and Comments:

Video to explain Covid-19 (3/23/2020) https://youtu.be/BtN-goy9VOY

Education Video:

Scientific Video:

NEJM: Video: Procedure: Collection of Nasopharyngeal Specimens with the Swab Technique (4/4/2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVJNWefmHjE&feaures=emb_title

NIOH videos for Healthcare Workers in South Africa (4/4/2020) https://profmoosa.com/nioh-videos-for-healthcare-workers-in-sa/

How to Perform the 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise, Andrew Weil, MD (3/30/2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRPH_GaiL8s

Oklahoma Office of Rural Health Presents: Covid-19 Responses for Rural Hospitals Recorded Webinar (3/28/2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkAKnLEIPXs&feature=youtu.be

News:

USA: Wall street Journal: Sick with Coronavirus, an Ohio Doctor Soldiers On (4/4/2020) https://www.wsj.com/articles/sick-with-coronavirus-an-ohio-doctor-soldiers-on-11585828800?fbclid=IwAR09mafkJ8Nb-aC0JaJnHvUGd0OxSADw1Saq5wmZ-EX54-5ThiXoN-SW1FQ

UK: Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy: Coronavirus and Farming (4/3/2020) https://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/coronavirus-and-farming

USA: Daily Yonder: Virus-Related Deaths in Rural Counties More than Double (4/3/2020) https://www.dailyyonder.com/number-of-deaths-in-rural-counties-more-than-doubles-since-thursday/2020/03/31/

USA: Healthline: Rural America could be the region hardest hit by the Covid-19 Outbreak (4/3/2020)  https://www.healthline.com/health-news/rural-america-hardest-hit-by-covid-19-outbreak

EURACTIV: Europe: Farmers call for measures to secure food production as COVID-19 crisis bites (4/3/2020) https://www.auroactiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/farmers-call-for-measures-to-secure-food-production-as-covid-19-crisis-bites/

Spain: Los comercious rurales: eltesoro oculto que el Covid-19 ha sacado a relucir Rural businesses: the hidden treasure that the Covid-19 has revealed (4/3/2020) https://www.diariodeteruel.es/movil/noticia.asp?notid=1022777&secid=1#.XniocgvGpFs.twitter

UK: Nursing Times: Community nurses’ need new skills and more resources’ for Covid-19 (4/3/2020) https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/community-news/community-nurses-need-new-skills-and-more-resources-for-covid-19-31-03-2020

New Zealand Herals: Covid-19 coronavirus: Struggling general practices handed financial lifeline by Ministry of Health (4/3/2020) https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objected=12321404

NZ: Styff: Don’t let coronavirus keep you away from your doctor, GP begs (4/3/2020) https://www.stuff.com.nz/national/health/120703921/don’t-let-coronavirus-keep-you-away-from-your-doctor-gp-begs

ABC News: Australia: Coronavirus data shows risk factors are high in regional and coastal areas, lower in cities: (4/3/2020) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-01/coronavirus-regional-health-risk-factors/12088072?nw=0&pfmredir=sm

UK: Nursing Times: Community nurses ‘need new skills and more resources’ for Covid-19 (4/3/2020) https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/community-news/community-nurses-need-new-skills-and-more-resources-for-covid-19-31-03-2020/

Spain: Los comercios rurales: el tesoro oculto que el Covid-19 ha sacado a relucir Rural businesses: the hidden treasure that the Covid-19 has revealed(4/3/2020) https://www.diariodeteruel.es/movil/noticia.asp?notid=1022777&secid=1#.XniocqvGpFs.twitter

New Zealand Herals: Covid-19 coronavirus: Struggling general practices handed financial lifeline by Ministry of Health (4/3/2020) https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12321404

NZ:Styff: Don’t let coronavirus keep you away from your doctor, GP begs, A rural GP fears people with serious medical conditions are staying away from their doctor because of coronavirus (4/3/2020) https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/120703921/dont-let-coronavirus-keep-you-away-from-your-doctor-gp-begs

UK: Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy: Coronavirus and Farming (4/3/2020)https://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/coronavirus-and-farming

USA: Daily Yonder: Virus-Related Deaths in Rural Counties More than Double (Since Thursday 26th March), Cities were the first to feel the impact of the coronavirus, but rural areas are rapidly catching up in their rates of cases and deaths,(4/3/2020) https://www.dailyyonder.com/number-of-deaths-in-rural-counties-more-than-doubles-since-thursday/2020/03/31/

USA: Healthline: Rural America could be the region hardest hit by the Covid-19 Outbreak, (4/3/2020)https://www.healthline.com/health-news/rural-america-hardest-hit-by-covid-19-outbreak

EURACTIV: Europe: Farmers call for measures to secure food production as COVID-19 crisis bites, (4/3/2020) https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/farmers-call-for-measures-to-secure-food-production-as-covid-19-crisis-bites/

ABC News : Australia: Coronavirus data shows risk factors are high in regional and coastal areas, lower in cities (4/3/2020) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-01/coronavirus-regional-health-risk-factors/12088072?nw=0&pfmredir=sm

Daily Yonder USA: Coronavirus Spreads to Nearly Half of All Rural Counties, Over the weekend, the rate of increase in COVID-19 cases was roughly the same in both rural and urban counties, Rural just as badly hit as urban!(4/3/2020) https://www.dailyyonder.com/coronavirus-spreads-to-nearly-half-of-all-rural-counties/2020/03/30/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=dailyyonder&utm_campaign=coronavirus-spread-to-nearly-half-of-all-rural-counties

USA: LocalHealthGuide: Coronavirus threatens the lives Of Rural Hospitals already stretched to breaking point (4/3/2020) https://localhealthguide.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-threatens-the-lives-of-rural-hospitals-already-stretched-to-breaking-point/

UK: Can my rural business remain open? (4/3/2020) https://www.btfpartnership.co.uk/news/can-my-rural-business-remain-open/

Innovative Rural Respiratory Clinic opens in Emerald, Queensland The Central Qld town has become the first community outside major cities to host a #COVID19Aus Respiratory Clinic thanks to local leadership by Emerald Medical Group and Professor McPhee (owner, narrating) (4/3/2020) Sorry but this is on Facebook. I can’t view it elsewhere. Amazing effort in a rural part of Australia. Congratulations to our colleague Ewen McPhee https://www.facebook.com/1034881115/posts/10219603769818216?sfns=mo

The Guardian: Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing (4/3/2020) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/coronavirus-in-the-pacific-weekly-briefing?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR2YPsC30VCaX_w2rcBjXpb-FwbzCksmC4EfvMgc7noDVeMvR88Bvqih8co

“Health Care Kamikazes” How Spain’s workers are battling Covid-19 “Unprotected” (4/2/2020) https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/Europe/100000007051789/coronavirus-ppe-shortage-health-care-workers.html

New York Times: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Living with Pandemics: Plague erased social, gender and personal differences (4/2/2020) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/opinion/coronavirus-shakespeare.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Theater

BBC: Coronavirus: I’m in lockdown with my abuser (4/1/2020) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-52063755

EURACTIV (France): COVID-19 isolation could create ‘fertile ground for domestic violence’ (4/1/2020) https://www.euractiv.com/section/coronavirus/news/covid-19-isolation-could-create-fertile-ground-for-domestic-violence/

USA: Isolation, fear during COVID-19 can create perfect storm for domestic abuse (4/1/2020) https://wwmt.com/news/local/isolation-fear-during-covid-19-can-create-perfect-storm-for-domestic-abuse

The Guardian: Australia: ‘Covid-19 will slam the door shut’: Australia’s family services brace for domestic violence spike (4/1/2020) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/28/covid-19-will-slam-the-door-shut-australias-family-services-brace-for-domestic-violence-spike

Portuguese: Criado numero para vitimas violencia demestica pedirem ajude por SMS (4/1/2020) https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/pais/1444272/criado-nmero-para-vitimas-de-violencia-domestica-pedirem-ajuda-por-sms?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebood.com&utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=geral&fbclid=iwAR1hveJHxX5NykXZVtfiTy3OGOkd5hoWtDrjd_KvraNolr_A6xdhwBcVrTs

Spanish: Igualdad lanza una campana de informacion a las victimas de violencia de genero durante la crisis del Covid-19 (4/1/2020) https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/serviciosdeprensa/notasprensa/igualdad/Paginas/2020/260320-campana.aspx

NRHA Breaks Down the Rural Impact of the Latest COVID-19 Stimulus Package (3/28/2020) https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/blogs/ruralhealthvoices/march-2020/nrha-breaks-down-rural-covid-19-stimulus-impact?viewmode=0

Daily Yonder (USA): Rural Infection Rate Is Fraction of Rate in Major Cities Newly available data – problematic though it is – offers our first chance to look at which rural counties are reporting COVID-19. So far, nonmetropolitan counties account for only 3% of the total cases.  (3/27/2020) https://www.dailyyonder.com/rural-infection-rate-is-fraction-of-large-urban-rate/2020/03/24/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=RuralAssembly&utm_campaign=rural-infection-rate-is-fraction-of-rate-in-major-cities-

The Counter (USA): Pre-existing conditions, no sick leave and health insurance put farm workers at increased risk(3/27/2020) https://thecounter.org/farmworkers-uninsured-covid-19-coronavirus/

BHEKISISA: Centre for Health Journalism: The Coronavirus outbreak & mental health: What you need to know (3/27/2020) https://bhekisisa.org/opinion/2020-03-23-coronavirus-south-africa-mental-health-support-how-to-cope-social-solidarity-covid19/#.XnhrmK3A9Y4.mailto

New Zealand: Stuff: Coronavirus: Isolating at holiday homes could overload rural health services (3/26/2020) https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/120573642/coronavirus-isolating-at-holiday-homes-could-overload-rural-health-services

The Guardian: Plea for tents ‘or anything’ to help with self-isolation in overcrowded Indigenous communities (3/26/2020) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/plea-for-tents-or-anything-to-help-with-self-isolation-in-overcrowded-indigenous-communities

NPR (USA) Coronavirus Threatens Rural Hospitals Already At The Financial Brink (3/25/2020) https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/21/819207625/coronavirus-threatens-rural-hospitals-already-at-the-financial-brink?t=1585142157914

The Health Care Blog (USA):COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Rural and Tribal Communities at Great Risk (3/25/2020) https://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2020/03/24/covid-19-pandemic-puts-rural-and-tribal-communities-at-great-risk/

National Rural Health Alliance (Australia) (3/25/2020)  https://www.ruralhealth.org/au/news/covid-19-update

BBC report: Coronavirus: Why are Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities at risk?  (3/23/2020) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-51971891

Letter to Donald Trump (3/21/2020) https://nfu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Rural-Health-Letter-Final.pdf

Farmworker Justice: Unique Coalition Seeks Administration’s Support on Rural Health Care in Covid-19 Crisis (3/21/2020) https://www.farmworkjustice.org/press/2020/03/unique-coalition-seeks-administrations-support-rural-health-care-covid-19-crisis

BBC News Bulletin on caring for the rural elderly in the UK (3/21/2020) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51915873

The Atlantic: Rural America Isn’t Ready for a Pandemic: In West Virginia, the health infrastructure—one required for a response to the coronavirus—has been hollowed out. (3/19/2020) https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/west-virginia-doesnt-need-coronavirus-too/608239/

Forbes: How the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic is impacting Rural America (3/19/2020) https://www.forbes.com/sites/claryestes/2020/03/17/coronavirus-and-rural-america/

News Video:

Brownfield (USA): No direct impact on Livestock, but Covid-19 does pose a threat to Agriculture Audio file (3/27/2020) https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/no-direct-impact-to-livestock-but-covid-19-does-pose-a-threat-to-ag/

What can Africa teach the world about beating the Coronavirus Video (3/27/2020) https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/25/opinions/africa-ebola-lessons-coronavirus-speckhard/index.html

Telehealth

SCRRM: How to do a quality remote consultation (4/3/2020) https://www.acrrm.org.au/docs/default-source/aall-files/how-to-do-a-high-quality-remote-consultation.pdf?sfvrsn=86d02be8_2

Telephone consultations; (3/30/2020) BMJ 2018; 360 https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1047

BMJ: Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care (3/26/2020) https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/368/bmj.m1182.full.pdf

How to Get Started with Telehealth- ACRRM Webinar Recording (3/26/2020) https://au.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback

Quick Guide to setting up telehealth in your practice (3/23/2020) https://www.acrrm.org.au/docs/default-source/all-files/quick-guide-to-getting-started-with-telehealth-in-primary-care_factsheet.pdf?sfvrsn=90fcb379_2

Organising telehealth services in your practice (3/23/2020) https://acrrm.org.au/docs/default-source/all-files/organizing-telehealth-services-in-your-practice-factsheet-final_v3.pdf?sfvrsn=2a5d74a_12

Mental Health

Australia: Head to Health: Covid-19 Support: Mental Health and Covid-19 (4/3/2020) https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-supporrt/covid-19

Nature: Seven tips to manage your mental health and will-being during the COVID-19 outbreak https://nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00933-5o

The Lancet: Child and Adolescent Health: Mental Health consideration for children quarantined (3/30/2020) https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

Medscape CME: How is COVID-19 Affecting HCP Emotional and Mental Health? Online Course https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/927485?src=wnl_tpal_200328_mscpedu&uac=24764ER&implD=2327524

UK Mental Health Foundation: Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak (3/3/2020) https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

UK NHS: Mental wellbeing while staying at home (3/30/2020) https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

Helping Children coping with stress (3/28/2020) https://www.who.int/default-source/coronaviruse/helping-children-cope-with-stress-print.pdf?sfvrsn=f3a063ff_2

WHO: Coping with Stress during Covid-19 Outbreak (3/28/2020) https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2

IASC: Interim Briefing Note Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak (developed by the IASC’s Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) (3/28/2020) https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-reference-grou-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-emergency-settings/interim-briefing

UK NHS: Mental Health Wellbeing (3/26/2020) If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, we’re here to help. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

Help for patients with mental health crisis or emergency (3/26/2020) https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/dealing-with-a-mental-health-crisis-or-emergency

Mental Health helplines (UK) + information services (3/26/2020) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

National Rural Health Alliance (Australia): Australian Psychological Society Maintaining your mental health during social isolation (3/25/2020) https://www.psychology.org.au/getmedia/d7cb8abd-3192-4b8f-a245-ace9b8ef44d5/20APS-IS-COVID-19-Isolation-P1.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=200320_APSUpdate_allmembers&utm_content=200320_APSUpdate_aallmembers+CID_3fbd2587a8667e11881c88851294059b&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=more

Domestic Abuse

End Violence Against Children (USA): Protecting Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak (4/2/2020 https://www.end-violence.org/protecting-children-during-covid-19-outbreak

UK: Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse (4/1/2020) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

RCGP: Covid-19, Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse (4/1/2020) https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/pluginfile.php/149180/mod_resource/content/2/COVID-10%20and%20Safeguarding%20%286%29.pdf

WONCA Special Interest Group: Family Violence (4/1/2020) https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/groups/SpecialInterestGroups/FamilyViolence.aspx