Pandemic Resources

Pandemic issues and information

COVID-19 Prevention Tips     
From the International Medical Corp, which delivers emergency medical and related services to those affected by conflict, disaster and disease, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions.

Coronavirus Symptoms: Frequently Asked Questions             
John Hopkins Medicine answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19 symptoms.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters 
The World Health Organization (WHO) explains and disproves common myths about the coronavirus.

Insights From International Doctors on the Front Lines of the Pandemic
An NPR audio report:  journalist Max Blau talks about the role of international doctors in the U.S. medical system and how they have been affected during the pandemic. Resident physicians Quinn Lougheide and Muhammad Jahanzaib Anwar share stories from aiding COVID-19 patients in Bronx, New York. Additional reading. 

COVID-19 and Refugees
As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, all of us are in search of safety for ourselves and our loved ones. Meanwhile, on the borders of Europe, many people are also in desperate need of safety from war and persecution. How much more difficult is their plight now, in the face of the current global pandemic?

Refugee Boats Stranded at Sea Show How COVID-19 Is Making Threatened Groups More Vulnerable             
Time Magazine explores the issues that surround the COVID-19 outbreak and how they threaten already vulnerable  groups.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A constantly updated and worldwide COVID-19 map provided by Google.

Ways you can help

Restart Us
A non-profit organization focused on fostering collaboration among state and local government leaders around the issue of personal protective equipment (PPE) and working together with behavioral experts to change social norms about wearing masks to help save lives.

*COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
Help the WHO fight COVID-19. Donations support WHO’s work, including with partners, to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.

Doctor’s Without Borders COVID-19 Donation
Help fund relief efforts of the organization always on the front lines.

Coronavirus Relief Fund by GlobalGiving’s Disaster Recovery Network.

International Rescue Committee COVID-19 Donation

United Nations Online Volunteering
Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.

Mental Health and Domestic Abuse Resources

Virtual (and very global) Choir
Carpe Global CEO Jay Harris has sung in choirs since his high school days. Listen to this for some beautiful music, a restful spirit, and peace of mind. The sixth Virtual Choir conducted by Eric Whitacre, involving nearly 18,000 singers in 129 countries. The other Virtual Choirs can be found on YouTube. 

International Helplines
Resources in support of  people suffering from depression, disease, abuse, and other challenges created by the pandemic. 

National/Global Resources Confronting Domestic Violence             

United Nations Domestic Abuse Resources 

Distanced, not Alone: A COVID-19 pop-up support group
New York based therapist Rachel Wright is holding free group therapy sessions that are free and open to join.

Mental Health Tips
Part of the WHO’s #healthyatHome campaign. 

Staying Motivated, Uplifted, and Happy

A Post-Pandemic World Imagined by Women
The UNESCO Courier asked women across the globe to imagine what life will be like after the crisis. Journalists, authors, intellectuals, museum directors, scientists give voice to their thoughts – to reimagine a whole new world.

Clowns Without Borders “Know Nonsense” Activities for Kids
Clowns Without Borders (our philanthropy partner) usually performs in conflict zones and refugee camps. They can’t travel during the pandemic, but their DIY Clown program invites kids to the world of play. Materials required: imagination.

One World: Together at Home
A global broadcast & digital special to support frontline healthcare workers and the WHO. Six hours of performances by artists worldwide.

Online Tours of the Louvre Museum
Virtual tours of their many exhibits. A great way to pass the time while expanding your mind.

54 Free Online Courses from Universities Worldwide
Coursera and edX allow you to audit classes from top universities for free.

Save Berlin’s Club Culture in Quarantine
Enjoy a rave or a club scene, with live DJ sets, live music, and live performances.

The Spanish Experiment
A collection of stories translated from English into Spanish as a learning tool for both languages.

Quarantine International Film Festival
An online film festival that welcomes filmmakers from all over the world. Free and open to all.

Code Global Challenge
Mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change by creating sustainable solutions using open source technology.