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Social Stigma Associated with COVID-19
Today we wanted to share this resource from the World Health Organization (WHO) that addresses social stigma in the context of COVID 19.
Social Stigma can:
- Drive people to hide the illness to avoid discrimination
- Prevent people from seeking health care immediately
- Discourage them from adopting healthy behaviors
The resource further explains what social stigma is in the context of a pandemic and the impact that creates. Most importantly, the resource includes how to address social stigma by including tips and links to further resources on the topic.
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