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Being Human During Covid

Author : Kristin Hass
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What the humanities can teach us about COVID-19

Being Human During COVID 19

Author : Paul Martin
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Cutting across disciplines from science and technology studies to the arts and humanities, this thought-provoking collection engages with key issues of social exclusion, inequality, power and knowledge in the context of COVID-19. The authors use the crisis as a lens to explore the contours of contemporary societies and lay bare the ways in which orthodox conceptions of the human condition can benefit a privileged few. Highlighting the lived experiences of marginalised groups from around the world, this is a boundary spanning critical intervention to ongoing debates about the pandemic. It presents new ways of thinking in public policy, culture and the economy and points the way forward to a more equitable and inclusive human future.

COVID 19 Pandemic Trajectory in the Developing World

Author : Mukunda Mishra
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We are witnessing an unprecedented global outbreak of COVID-19, which has been devastating in its consequences. Beyond the acute health hazard, the pandemic has carried with it other threats for mankind associated with the human economy, society, culture, psychology and politics. Amidst these multifarious dimensions of the pandemic, it is high time for global solidarity to save humankind.Human society, its ambient environment, the process of socio-economic development, and politics and power – all are drivers to establish the world order. All these parameters are intimately and integrally related. The interconnections of these three driving forces have a significant bearing on life, space and time. In parallel, the interrelationship between all these drivers is dynamic, and they are changed drastically with time and space. The statistics serve to align the thought, based on which social scientists need to understand the prevailing equation to project the unforeseen future. The trajectory of the future world helps in planning and policymaking with a scientific direction.The practitioners of all academic disciplines under the umbrella of the social sciences need a common platform to exchange ideas that may be effective in the sustainable management of the crisis and the way forward after it is mitigated. This book provides multidisciplinary contributions for expressing the solidarity of academic knowledge to fight against this global challenge. It is crucial that there should be an on-going discussion and exchange of ideas, not only from the perspective of the current times but keeping in view the preparedness for unforeseen post-COVID crises as well.

WUHAN CORONAVIRUS The Human Love Stories

Author : Dr. Timothy Zahar
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Memories comeback Dr. Li's sacrifice reminds me of heroic doctor Carlo Urbani. Carlo Urbani (19 October 1956 - March 29, 2003) was an Italian doctor and microbiologist and the first to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) as a new and dangerously contagious viral disease. Although he became infected and died, his early warning to the World Health Organization (WHO) triggered a swift and global response credited with saving numerous lives. Nobody wants to face the high-risk epidemic but there is no cure. But as ordered from the heart, they - the doctors wearing white blouses - still "rushed" close to care and treatment for the sick. Entering the special isolation room, in front of them is the life of the patient, behind them is the family, the young wife, the young child. More than anyone else, it is the doctors who know what the patient needs, and every second that passes through the information on coronavirus deaths, the hearts of doctors like us are cramped. "The mission of the doctor is to come to the side of the patient," says Dr. Carlo Urbani as engraved into the heart and became a philosophy of action for all those who are wearing a white blouse to save people. And the same saying, 17 years ago brought him to Hanoi, Vietnam (2003) and then held hands with each medical staff, came to each hospital bed to comfort each patient to overcome the dangerous SARS - CoV pandemic. Actually, Dr. Carlo has the right to refuse to come to Vietnam. But instead of giving up his job to return home safely, he chose to stay in Vietnam to fight the SARS pandemic. 17 years ago with SARS-CoV, Dr. Carlo Urbani died to bring humanity to life. And today with the Covid-19 epidemic, white blouse angels always come to the sick person, do their best to save the lives of the sick. So, instead of bewilderment, fear, believe that one day we will win the disease. Why Must You Read This Book? When crisis occurs, panic envelops us. There are people who act like "not a human being". That makes us lose faith in life. When a coronavirus pandemic occurred. The first few days, the society in my country was a little disturbed. * The government strives to implement measures to protect the people. * But the people were panicking, jostling and pushing each other to buy masks and hand sanitizer. * Drug stores take advantage of people's panic and increase prices by 10-20 times as usual. And if we keep seeing those things, we will be even more panicked. The more you see that this life is just taking advantage of each other, not human anymore. However, the following days. I began to see "beautiful" and deeply moving actions again: * The government strictly enforces the stabilization of market prices. Willing to deter the ransom between pandemics. * Young business people bring each box of masks to give free to people. * Farmers who cannot sell to China, have been assisted by retailers to distribute to consumers. * Especially when witnessing the touching stories of my colleagues - Chinese medical doctors - who are day and night directly "fighting" in the heart of Wuhan. I really feel: THIS WORLD IS STILL FULL OF LOVE BETWEEN HUMAN WITH HUMAN. It touched my heart. It helped me act more drastically to live useful to society. I believe that when you read the stories I have collected in this book, you will feel that LOVE. You will be motivated by it to live stronger and more productive.

To Sculp a New David with COVID 19 Poems

Author : Edwin Creely
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This diverse collection of original poems, including verse written about COVID-19, presents explorations of being human and living in our complex world with each other. It also has many nature poems that reflect my concern about our connection with nature and the preservation of the natural world. Some of these poems are intensely personal, other are meditative reflections on life and issues to do with living justly and fully in this time. My centrepiece poem, To Sculpt a new David, considers what it means to be a man in a time of moving to full equality of men and women. These poems are designed to challenge and provoke thought, as well as create reflection about living in a time of profound change.

A Journey to Work from Home During Covid 19 Pandemic Lockdown Will It Still Relevant After the Pandemic

Author : Dr Sulaiman Baputey Ph.D
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Triggered by the recent COVID-19 catastrophe, working from home has suddenly become the new normal of work practice, particularly for employees. Although the practice of working from home has started long ago during pre-COVID-19, the forceful nature of post-COVID-19 has brought mixed reactions. While some employees smile to being near their family members with similar amount of paycheck, others experience shock, fear, trauma, loneliness, and distraction working from home during the uncertain period of the pandemic lockdown. However, little is known and explored about their new work reality, which had drastically shifted from their leisure office setting to unsettled home office. Deriving from these unprecedented challenges, an issue on working from home is gaining deep interests from a large number of contemporary scholars, university students, researchers, academicians, human resource practitioners, employees, public sectors, policy makers, and consultants. Fulfilling their interests, the author took the initiative to fill the gap by bringing a fresh insight that is greatly useful for all the stakeholders. For those who are still puzzled about the next normal of working from home after the pandemic, this book provides a practical solution. The opening section of this book brings the readers to understand the current reality and future work landscape of working from home, COVID-19 disease trajectory, and global reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, the author discusses the different nature of working from home between the era of pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID-19. The more serious discussion, however, circumferences on challenges that both employees and employer might face in realizing the new working-from-home procedures. Toward the end of the book, the author offers some practical guideline to HR managers on how to prepare a working-from-home policy that is tailor-made for the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Human Resource Management in a Post COVID 19 World

Author : Hermann Troger
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This book presents a novel viewpoint in HR management: in addition to the macroeconomic factors (demographic development, industry 4.0, digitization, etc.) and its micro-political counterparts (shortage of skilled workers, an aging workforce, shortage of MINTs), personnel policy in the highly developed economic regions of the world can increasingly be seen from the third point of view, which is the ego-perspective. The complexity of the economic world 4.0 is manifesting itself for the employees in a working world of unlimited possibilities, offering almost limitless freedom of choice, especially for younger people. Due to this shift in the balance of power, the influence of the employers decreases and is often reduced to countering the pronounced self-confidence of the employees in asserting their expectations with corresponding company incentives. The author emphasizes that dealing with the challenges of this extremely fragile world of work - currently exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic - must by no means be left solely in the hands of overburdened personnel managers. The contribution of the line manager or direct superior is becoming increasingly important. And it is only through close and clearly defined cooperation between the two that the opportunity for effective human resources management lies. This book aims to illustrate this process of division of labor in the individual phases of personnel management.

COVID 19 and Migration Understanding the Pandemic and Human Mobility

Author : Ibrahim Sirkeci
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every domain of life. Migration and human mobility in general are not exceptions. Since March 2020, researchers, policy makers and many others have channelled their efforts to understand this new coronavirus, its impact and prospects. Many scholars were thinking and writing on the pandemic from its onset and many blog essays quickly appeared. One of the earliest peer-reviewed research articles Sirkeci and Yucesahin (2020) is reproduced here. This article and its focus on mobility and travel data showed that it was possible to predict the spatial spread and concentration of COVID-19 cases. Not only was this finding crucial to developing appropriate policies and strategies to counter the spread of the virus, it reminded us that the pandemic is a social disease and not simply a biological threat. The contributions in this book should be considered in this regard tackling the social and policy aspects as we leave the biological and medical side to the experts. | “Covid-19 introduces new uncertainties for everyone. For agriculture, the longer term effects of the pandemic include faster mechanization, more guest workers, and rising imports. Responses are likely to vary by commodity and be shaped by government policies.” – Philip L Martin, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis, USA “The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of just how many people across the world rely on mobility for their livelihood: taxi drivers, delivery workers, street vendors, maintenance technicians of long-distance operation systems, all employees in the hospitality sector… not forgetting the most vulnerable at this time, the homeless, beggars and street kids, especially in the global South, who have to move from place to place to get food, to find a place to sleep through the night, and to run away from police.” – Biao Xiang, Professor of Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK Contents: CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION – Ibrahim Sirkeci and Jeffrey H. Cohen | CHAPTER 2. COVID-19 AND INTERNATIONAL LABOUR MIGRATION IN AGRICULTURE – Philip L. Martin | CHAPTER 3. HOSTAGES OF MOBILITY: TRANSPORT, SECURITIZATION AND STRESS DURING PANDEMIC – Biao Xiang | CHAPTER 4. MODELING AND PREDICTION OF THE 2019 CORONAVIRUS DISEASE SPREADING IN CHINA INCORPORATING HUMAN MIGRATION DATA – Choujun Zhan, Chi Kong Tse, Yuxia Fu, Zhikang Lai, Haijun Zhang | CHAPTER 5. THE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF MOBILITY TRENDS ON THE STATISTICAL MODELS OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS SPREADING – David Gondauri and Mikheil Batiashvili | CHAPTER 6. HUMAN MOBILITY, COVID-19 AND POLICY RESPONSES: THE RIGHTS AND CLAIMS-MAKING OF MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS – Smriti Rao, Sarah Gammage, Julia Arnold and Elizabeth Anderson | CHAPTER 7. ‘UNWANTED BUT NEEDED’ IN SOUTH AFRICA: POST PANDEMIC IMAGINATIONS ON BLACK IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS OWNING SPAZA SHOPS – Sadhana Manik | CHAPTER 8. LABOUR MARKET AND MIGRATION OUTCOMES OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN MEXICO – Carla Pederzini Villarreal and Liliana Meza González | CHAPTER 9. REFLECTIONS ON COLLECTIVE INSECURITY AND VIRTUAL RESISTANCE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 IN MALAYSIA – Linda Alfarero Lumayag, Teresita C. Del Rosario and Frances S. Sutton | CHAPTER 10. FACING A PANDEMIC AWAY FROM HOME: COVID-19 AND THE BRAZILIAN IMMIGRANTS IN PORTUGAL – Patricia Posch and Rosa Cabecinhas | CHAPTER 11. MIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION: UGANDA AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC – Agnes Igoye | CHAPTER 12. IMPACT OF COVID-19 HUMAN MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS ON THE MIGRANT ORIGIN POPULATION IN FINLAND – Natalia Skogberg, Idil Hussein and Anu E Castaneda | CHAPTER 13. REMITTANCES FROM MEXICAN MIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES DURING COVID-19 – Rodolfo García Zamora and Selene Gaspar Olvera | CHAPTER 14. THE COVID-19, MIGRATION AND LIVELIHOOD IN INDIA: CHALLENGES AND POLICY ISSUES – R.B. Bhagat, Reshmi R.S., Harihar Sahoo, Archana K. Roy, Dipti Govil | CHAPTER 15. THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY IN A POST PANDEMIC WORLD: FORCED MIGRATION AND HEALTH – Monette Zard and Ling San Lau | CHAPTER 16. MULTILATERALISM FOR MOBILITY: INTERAGENCY COOPERATION IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD – Daniel Naujoks | CHAPTER 17. COVID-19, REMITTANCES AND REPERCUSSIONS – Melissa Siegel

Human Security in China

Author : Chi Zhang
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This book explores the emergent concept of 'human security' within the political context of COVID-19 Chinese politics. For decades, Western nations have used 'human rights' as a rubric with which to scold Chinese leaders, betraying a fundamental unwillingness to accept diversity of governance systems. As COVID-19 has demonstrated, different governance systems yield different outcomes—the freedom of circulation, speech and movement in Western democracies yielding one, and use of surveillance, lockdowns, and private–public collaboration in China and Asian societies such as Korea and Singapore yielding another. Chinese political scientists have become fixated on the notion of 'human security,' a utilitarian concept which insists on the importance of protecting and extending human life via health care, technology, and a wide range of other systems—sometimes, in ways which contradict Western notions of human rights, even as they demonstrably achieve superior outcomes for the humans involved. Being the first English language book to explore these issues, this book aims to generate a sustained theoretical relevance in the aftermath of the crisis which is likely to have lasting effects on how people live and will be of note for political scientists, China scholars, and economists.

Handbook of Research on Remote Work and Worker Well Being in the Post COVID 19 Era

Author : Wheatley, Daniel
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With the introduction of policies to combat COVID-19, far greater numbers of employees across the globe—including those with limited job autonomy—have moved to undertake their entire job at home. Although challenging in the current climate, embracing these flexible modes of work such as working at home, including relevant investment in technology to enable this, will not only deliver potential organizational benefits but also increase the adaptability of the labor market in the short and longer terms. Although perhaps not the central concern of many in the current climate, “good” home-based work is achievable and perhaps even a solution to the current work-based dilemma created by COVID-19 and should be a common goal for individuals, organizations, and society. Research also has shifted to focus on the routines of workers, organizational performance, and well-being of companies and their employees along with reflections on the ways in which these developments may influence and alter the nature of paid work into the post-COVID-19 era. The Handbook of Research on Remote Work and Worker Well-Being in the Post-COVID-19 Era focuses on the rapid expansion of remote working in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts it has had on both employees and businesses. The content of the book progresses understanding and raises awareness of the benefits and challenges faced by large-scale movements to remote working, considering the wide array of different ways in which the large-scale movement to remote working is impacting working lives and the economy. This book covers how different fields of work are responding and implementing remote work along with providing a presentation of how work occurs in digital spaces and the impacts on different topics such as gender dynamics and virtual togetherness. It is an ideal reference book for HR professionals, business managers, executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, students, practitioners, academicians, and business professionals interested in the latest research on remote working and its impacts.