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USA. Baltimore Harm Reduction Grapples With the Crisis 

Last week, Baltimore City Councilmember Leon Pinkett saw the usual scene surrounding West Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Ave. and North Ave. The underground economy was functioning as usual, with dealing out in the open, the way it has been for decades. (Filter Magazine, USA, 30.03.2020)

https://filtermag.org/baltimore-harm-reduction-coronavirus/

EMCDDA. New COVID-19 hub page 

A new COVID-19 hub page on the EMCDDA website brings together a selection of resources on the disease and its impact on people who use drugs and those providing services to them. The resources include: publications, news material, documents and external links. (EMCDDA, Lissabon, März 2020)

http://www>.emcdda.europa.eu/topics/covid-19

International Drug Policy Consortium. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources and information
Das Internationel Drug Policy Consortium bietet eine internationale Übersicht zu den wichtigsten Themen und Fragen rund um die Corona Krise: People who use drugs, Harm reduction provision, Human rights, People living with HIV, Rough sleeping, homelessness, shelters, Prison settings.

https://idpc.net/alerts/2020/03/covid19-important-information

Transform/UK. Coronavirus and drug harm reduction
(Transform, Drug Poliy Foundation, UK, März 2020)

https://transformdrugs.org/coronavirus-and-drug-harm-reduction/

Kanada. COVID-19 Harm Reduction Resources 

As two public health crises collide, we’re gathering insight and guidance on best practices for people who use drugs and healthcare providers. (CDPC- Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Kanada, März 2020)

https://www.drugpolicy.ca/covid-19-harm-reduction-resources/

COVID-19 aka Coronavirus: Some Things You Should Know for People Who Use Drugs or are on Pharmacotherapy

(Harm reduction advice – HRVIC – Harm Reduction Victoria, Australien, März 2020

https://www.hrvic.org.au/covid19-you

USA. Syringe Services and Harm Reduction Provider Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak 

(Harm Reduction Coalition, USA, 11.03.2020)

https://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/31756/1/COVID19-harm-reduction-providers-1.pdf

Harm Reduction Responses to COVID-19 in Europe: Regularly Updated Infopage

On this info page Drugreporter updates you about how European harm reduction service providers mitigate the risks of Covid-19 infections and protect their clients, who are among the most at risk groups of our societies. This article is being constantly updated as we receive more information. (DRUG REPORTER, UNGARN, 16.03.2020)

https://drogriporter.hu/en/how-harm-reducers-cope-with-the-corona-pandemic-in-europe/

Safer Drug Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak 

COVID-19, an illness caused by a newly identified type of coronavirus, can cause a respiratory infection and lead to health problems. It’s usually mild and most people recover quickly if they have it, but it can be very serious for people with stressed immune systems or underlying conditions or older adults, so it’s important to stay informed. (Harm Reduction Coalition, USA, 11.03.20209

https://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/31756/2/COVID19-safer-drug-use-1.pdf

UNODC. COVID-19 prevention and control among people who use drugs 

All people have the right to health, even in countries under lockdown or where a state of emergency has been declared. This includes access to life-saving HIV harm reduction services and programmes in the community, as well as health care services in prisons | UNODC, Switzerland

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/hiv-aids/new/covid-19-and-hiv.html

Europa. Harm Reduction must go on!

EIN POSITIONSPAPIER VON CORRELATION – EUROPEAN HARM REDUCTION NETWORK UND EURASIAN HARM REDUCTION ASSOCIATION ÜBER DIE KONTINUITÄT DER ANGEBOTE ZUR SCHADENSMINDERUNG WÄHREND DER COVID-19-KRISE (Correlation Network, Amsterdam, 21.03.2020; auch auf Englisch, Russisch, Portugiesisch und Spanisch)

https://www.correlation-net.org/harm-reduction-must-go-on/

UK. Coronavirus and drug harm reduction.

Most drug using behaviours can increase the risks of Covid-19 transmission – whether you are smoking a joint, snorting cocaine, or injecting heroin –  but basic precautions can reduce these risks. It’s all common sense, but worth reinforcing; essentially combining existing Covid-19 transmission prevention advice with established harm reduction practices (that already seek to prevent virus/bacterial transmission more generally). (Transform Drug Policy Foundation, UK, 17.03.2020)

https://transformdrugs.org/coronavirus-and-drug-harm-reduction/

UK. Coronavirus: 'Safe spaces' needed for homeless to self-isolate

Safe spaces must be provided for the homeless and other vulnerable people to self-isolate, ministers are being told. (BBC, UK, 15.03.2020)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51900405

UK. Coronavirus and drug harm reduction.

Most drug using behaviours can increase the risks of Covid-19 transmission – whether you are smoking a joint, snorting cocaine, or injecting heroin –  but basic precautions can reduce these risks. It’s all common sense, but worth reinforcing; essentially combining existing Covid-19 transmission prevention advice with established harm reduction practices (that already seek to prevent virus/bacterial transmission more generally). (Transform Drug Policy Foundation, UK, 12.03.2020)

https://transformdrugs.org/coronavirus-and-drug-harm-reduction/

USA. COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs

These guides for people who use drugs and harm reduction programs were created by: Higher Ground Harm Reduction, Reynolds Health Strategies, Harm Reduction Coalition, and Vital Strategies. (USA, März 2020)

https://harmreduction.org/miscellaneous/covid-19-guidance-for-people-who-use-drugs-and-harm-reduction-programs/