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Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research ; 11(2):16-19, 2020.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2030588


The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many of the weaknesses in our social and economic systems, exacerbating some of these challenges and drawing attention to others as we, collectively, find a way forward that results in a sustainable, inclusive, and equitable future for all. Around the world, community economic development (CED) initiatives already foster inclusive economic revitalization, access to capital for business development, local ownership of resources, job creation, poverty reduction, and environmental stewardship. At a larger scale, CED can provide the foundation for COVID-19 re-covery. This article outlines key policy proposals for CED-based recovery in Canada and elsewhere. Through the lens of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, intersectionality, and a just transition to a low-carbon future, the Canadian Community Economic Development Network proposes the implementation of a national social innovation and social finance strategy and other complementary proposals for a post-COVID-19 world. © 2020, University of Alberta Library. All rights reserved.

Ecancermedicalscience ; 14:5, 2020.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1098617


On Monday, 23 March 2020, Nigeria recorded its first mortality from the novel global COVID-19 outbreak. Before this, the country reported 36 confirmed cases (at the time of writing) and has discharged home two cases after weeks of care at a government-approved isolation centre in Lagos State. This first mortality was that of a 67-year-old man with a history of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. He was undergoing chemotherapy and had just returned to Nigeria following medical treatment in the United Kingdom. The novel COVID-19 pandemic has grounded several global activities including the provision of health care services to people with chronic conditions such as cancer. Evidence from China suggests that cancer patients with COVID-19 infection are a vulnerable group, with a higher risk of severe illness resulting in intensive care unit admissions or death, particularly if they received chemotherapy or surgery. This letter is an attempt to suggest practicable interventions such as the use of existing digital health platforms to limit patients' and oncology professionals' physical interactions as a way of reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection transmission amongst cancer patients and oncologists, as well as outlining effective strategies to ensure that cancer care is not completely disrupted during the outbreak.