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Evidence-based response to COVID-19

Originally published March 25, 2020. 

Globally, health care workers, first responders, essential workers, public servants, and scientists are working tirelessly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This crisis demands an evidence-based response. Informing our actions and decisions using the best available science, and mobilizing the skills and knowledge of experts will be vitally important.  To help you, we will be keeping this post updated with credible sources of information on COVID-19 and ways to take action and do your part to stop the spread. We will continue to add to this post as the situation evolves. 

Thank you to our community for providing us with these resources. Please consider submitting a comment below or sending additional resources to info@evidencefordemocracy.ca

Sharing resources online? Use the hashtag #CanadianCOVID19ScienceArmy

Black Lives Matter.

At E4D, we stand against racism and the systems that uphold it in Canada and around the world. Right now we are listening and working to incorporate these lessons into our own lives and our work as an organization as well as amplifying the voices of those leading the Black Lives Matter movement. We are sharing a list of resources that we are learning from and we welcome suggestions of additional voices and resources.

We are not experts on this issue and did not create these resources. We are in a process of learning and we want to share resources that others have worked hard to create to support our  community members in their own learning. We have also included a list of organizations and initiatives where you can make gifts of time and money. 

If you have resources or voices you’d like to add to this list, please do not hesitate to reach out via social media or send us an email at info@evidencefordemocracy.ca

On May 5th, Evidence for Democracy hosted a Q&A with experts leading collaborative response efforts to COVID-19. Watch the full conversation. 

Annals of Science Writing and Journalism: The Digital Archives of Science Forum

This blog, as well as the science policy resources described before, were contributed by Paul Dufour.

The world "Managing our mental health during COVID-19" displayed over an image of a young man talking on a cell phone

This post was contributed by one of E4D's volunteers, Zahra Clayborne. Zahra has curated this list of resources to help our community access mental health resources as an important element of protecting public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will add new resources as the situation evolves. 

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