Increasing Vaccination Uptake Through Message Framing

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The COVID-19 breakthrough we have all been waiting for came this week: a vaccine. If this vaccination is approved, it would allow the world to return to normality. In order for this vaccine to be most effective and herd immunity to be in place, we need 60-70% of the population to be vaccinated. So far, […]

How to keep COVID-19 temperature checks privacy compliant

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In order to protect staff, customers and visitors from exposure to COVID-19, many businesses and organisations are installing temperature checking systems to monitor individuals when on-site. It is important, however, to ensure that business owners fulfil their (new) public health management assistance in a manner which respects privacy, data protection and personal sensitivities. Maintaining a […]

Supporting international medical responses during the COVID-19 pandemic: the NO-FEAR network

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When the NO-FEAR project was launched in 2018, the large-scale threats it expected to address involved security-related incidents such as terrorism, including Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiation (CBRN) incidents. Dangers like these remain, as sadly shown by the August 4 ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut. Throughout 2020, however, the project’s network of emergency medical practitioners […]

Analysing the impact of COVID-19 on gender, peace and security

In April 2020, we published a post titled ‘Why is human security important?’ to kick-off a series of blog posts for Project HAMOC exploring the importance of this concept for planning and analysis of the human environment in conflict and crisis situations. In the current blog, authors, Olivia Iannelli and Hayley Watson look at the […]

The response to COVID-19: a comparison of experiences in Europe

On Monday 9th March 2020 the NO-FEAR partners hosted a webinar discussing the response to the COVID-19 outbreak across four different countries – Italy, Spain, Israel and France. Approximately 500 participants from across the world had the opportunity to listen about differences in diagnosis, treatment, acute patient care and emergency response based on the experience of […]

Improving cybersecurity for remote workers

Flexible working arrangements have been a growing trend in recent years, allowing staff to balance office life and the daily commute with working from home. In some cases, organisations have developed a fully remote workforce. This has been possible because the technology and tools that enable these ways of working have evolved in recent years […]