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Covid-19: Impact and Response

Welcome to our Library guide of curated resources on the impact of, and responses to, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Undoubtedly COVID-19 has had a big impact on the day to day lives of millions of people around the world, and while R-numbers wax and wane across different territories, the international community looks towards the longer term recovery from the crisis. What does the future hold in the coming months and years? The pandemic has the potential to make its effects felt for years to come.

With our Impact and Response guide, we have pulled together differing perspectives on the longer term implications of the crisis, spanning the impact on education, mental well-being, the economy, travel, law & order, arts & cultures and on different groups of society. While many other resources have chosen to focus on current medical research and knowledge, we have taken a wider perspective that takes in the impact felt across the spectrum of daily life. We hope this will be of interest to staff and students across the University, including anyone looking to formulate research and study projects around the topic of COVID-19. We have drawn on a range of different types of information, from podcasts to interviews, news articles, editorials and academic articles. We will aim to update this over the coming months, but also welcome feedback and suggestions for resources from the academic community.

The Coronavirus pandemic has provided fertile ground for misinformation and conspiracy theories. During the past year, fake news around the origins of the virus and the efficacy and side effects of the vaccines have spread rapidly.  Our Fake News Guide will help you sort fact from fiction.

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For further reading, take a look at our Covid-19 reading liist

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