Organised jointly by the Institute of Citizenship, Society & Change, the Healthy & Sustainable Settings Unit and the Centre for Sustainable Transitions.
Cultural Signals, Metaphors, Exit, Climate Justice, Social Justice - Dominic
Harrison, Director of Public Health, Blackburn with DarwenDominic
will discuss insights from experience relating to how COVID-19 may change
culture, the metaphors we use to manage and understand the future, and how
these insights might help improve global climate and social justice policy.
on Responding to and Building Back Better from COVID-19 in Calderdale and
Dudley: The Need for Local Flexibility and National Support - Debs
Harkins, Director of Public Health, Calderdale
will contrast her experiences in Dudley (affected early, with cases in hospital
and a very high mortality rate) with her experiences in Calderdale, affected
less and later. She will also highlight implications for inequalities,
particularly the tension between a national top-down approach to tackling the
pandemic and local flexibility to ensure that action is delivered in ways that
meet the needs of local communities.
be the New Normal? ‘Protect the NHS, Build Back Better’; or ‘Stay Alert and Get
COVID Done’ - Stephen
Morton, Public Health Consultant, Public Health England
presentation will consider both national and international
challenges in COVID-19 response and recovery. Stephen will talk about the UK’s
COVID-19 pandemic management and give a personal view on some of the
challenges, the things that have gone well (and there are some) and the areas
in which we have struggled. He will describe some of the differences between
European countries and the difficulties in explaining these differences at this
stage in the pandemic. Finally, he will look at the issues we will face in
longer-term recovery and social reconstruction, both in the UK and globally,
and some of the opportunities as well as the risks after COVID-19.
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