The SHARE live webinar “Balancing action and longer term outcomes during a time of crisis: What can be learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic for radiological contexts”  held on Thursday 23rd April 2020 by SHARE Platform and moderated by Dr. Nadja Zeleznik is now available here.

Topics and speakers:

· Similarities between non-radiological consequences of major nuclear accidents and non-viral consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic by Dr. Wolfgang Weiss, Emergency Advisory Board of the German Commission on Radiological Protection (SSK), Germany

· Effects of processes of public (miss)trust on (in)effectiveness of scientific authority in policy arenas involving risk. Neglect of social scientific and humanities insights in previous emergency responses, and appropriate remedial action by Prof. dr. Brian Wynne, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

· Critical reflection on presentations of statistics out of a context, meaning of numbers, inputs – outputs numbers, graphs… by Prof. dr. Peter Thijssen, University of Antwerp, Belgium

· Ethical aspects of the long-term consequences – experience from both previous nuclear accidents and COVID-19, by Prof. dr. Deborah Oughton, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway

· Secondary health consequences and social issues after the Fukushima disaster by Dr. Masaharu Tsubokura, Fukushima Medical University, Japan

· Impacts of the crisis on the economy and public wellbeing by MSc. Bojan Jean, SOP, Slovenia

Concluding remarks by SHARE President Prof. Susan Molyneux-Hodgson and NERIS President Dr. Thierry Schneider