How Egyptian Security Services Managed Corona Crisis

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Mawlana Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/how-egyptian-security-services-managed-corona-crisis/ With the outbreak of COVID-19 in Egypt, the military and security services have increasingly become involved in confronting the coronavirus at the expense of other government bodies, including the implementation and monitoring of the...

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Post-COVID-19: How to Reform Egypt Health System?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/post-covid-19-how-to-reform-egypt-health-system/ The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the health system consists of all the organizations, institutions, resources and people whose primary purpose is to promote, restore and/or maintain health; and that such system needs staff, funds...

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Religious Institutions under the Pressure of COVID-19: Traditional Policies and Delayed Crisis Management

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/religious-institutions-under-the-pressure-of-covid-19-traditional-policies-and-delayed-crisis-management/ The coronavirus pandemic has imposed exceptional circumstances and tough challenges on Egyptian religious institutions, which have been tested when it comes to...

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Egypt’s Doctors bet. EMS Weakness and Regime Tyranny

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): El-Sayed Raafat Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-doctors-bet-ems-weakness-and-regime-tyranny/ The coronavirus earthquake has strongly hit the whole world, where its ghost still haunts everyone on a daily basis. The COVID-19 has had many effects on the world so far, including exposure of the flaws and weaknesses of the health...

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Health, Politics, and Stability in the Middle East: A COVID-19 Update

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Ali Mokdad, Mohammed Hassan Khalil, and Muhamed Almaliky Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/health-politics-and-stability-in-the-middle-east-a-covid-19-update Three regional health experts explain why countries that avoided the worst of the pandemic early on are now reeling from its spread. Read more at original...

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How Much Will the Pandemic Change Egyptian Governance and for How Long?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Amr Hamzawy and Nathan Brown Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/07/23/how-much-will-pandemic-change-egyptian-governance-and-for-how-long-pub-82353 In Egypt, coronavirus response efforts were led by the prime minister and other technocrats. What does this change mean for Egypt—and how long will it last? Read more at original link

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Egypt: Apparent Covid-19 Outbreaks in Prisons

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/07/20/egypt-apparent-covid-19-outbreaks-prisons Several Egyptian prisons and police stations have had suspected Covid-19 outbreaks in recent weeks amid a strict official information blackout, Human Rights Watch said today. Accounts by witnesses to Human Rights Watch, leaked letters from...

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What Egypt is Losing by Silencing Journalists During the Pandemic

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk Original Link: https://pomed.org/what-egypt-is-losing-by-silencing-journalists-during-the-pandemic/ As the coronavirus continues to spread in Egypt, the regime is stepping up efforts not to combat the pandemic, but to silence the country’s few remaining independent media voices. In recent weeks, security forces have...

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Egypt’s sizeable informal economy complicates its pandemic response

Source:  Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/blog/egypts-sizeable-informal-economy-complicates-its-pandemic-response Trying to gauge the effects of the pandemic on Egypt’s economy is like watching a pipe slowly drip water on the ceiling. You have no way of knowing how bad it’s going to be, but you can tell it’s bad news and getting worse by the day. Read

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Egypt’s path forward from the pandemic’s economic fallout

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohammed Soliman Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/egypts-path-forward-pandemics-economic-fallout Today marks almost three months of a global shutdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces a double whammy from the resulting economic fallout and the sharp decline...

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Roundtable: Middle East Strained by COVID-19, But Not Transformed

Source: The Century Foundation Author(s): DANIEL BENAIM, THANASSIS CAMBANIS, DINA ESFANDIARY, MICHAEL WAHID HANNA, ARON LUND AND DAHLIA SCHEINDLIN Original Link:  https://tcf.org/content/report/roundtable-middle-east-strained-covid-19-not-transformed/ The COVID-19 pandemic represents the greatest threat to global public health in over a century. Its considerable impact is also being felt on...

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