A study on the impact of COVID-19 on university students reveals their exemplary behaviour during the pandemic

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The Salusex team of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI), led by Professor Rafael Ballester, and the UJI Hàbitat Saludable programme have carried out a study on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the life of the students of the public university of Castellón. The conclusions highlight the psychological or academic impact that the students have endured as a consequence of the pandemic as well as their exemplary behaviour towards health protection and preventive measures. Read More

Pandemic-related lockdowns led to an increase in psychological and sexual violence

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Gender-based violence (GBV) is a social problem and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on the well-being, autonomy and health of women exposed to this situation. In this sense, the results of a project on gender violence and social and health responses during the COVID-19 crisis, led by University of Alicante (UA) researcher Carmen Vives-Cases, report that during the months of lockdown there was an increase in psychological and sexual violence. This data translates into an increase in demands for psychological care, accompaniment, listening and help to cover the basic needs of women and their children, such as housing, food, etc. Read More

The Valencian Regional Health Department highlighted only the most positive data on the management of the pandemic in the first confinement

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A study by professors Joaquín Aguar and Guillermo López, researchers in the Mediaflows group, concludes that the communications made by the Valencian Regional Universal and Public Health Department between February and June 2020 used an “institutional communication strategy that sought to highlight the positive elements and blurr the negative ones”.

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Reduced traffic during lockdown did not improve air quality in urban areas as much as expected

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Two studies led by María Morales Suárez Varela, group leader of the CIBERESP at the University of Valencia and professor of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the academic institution, have evaluated the impact of mobility restrictions on air quality and polluting emissions, in Valencia and in three Italian cities. “The lockdown measures improved air quality in urban areas, but not as much as expected given the alleged contribution of traffic to ambient air pollution”, explains the researcher. Read More

Summer mobility and mild controls spread the SARS-CoV-2 variant detected in Spain in 2020

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The University of Valencia (UV), the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community (FISABIO) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have participated in an international research, published in the journal Nature, which explains how the SARS-CoV-2 variant initially detected in Spain became the predominant one in several European countries during 2020. Read More