Discrimination, Stigma and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered social stigma and discriminatory behaviour against persons who have contracted the COVID-19 virus, those who have been in contact with such persons, as well as any person who has been perceived to have come in contact with the virus. As part of an anti-stigma campaign, this Public Service Announcement sung by Chrystal Cummins-Beckles from Barbados, was produced.

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    How Athishree coped with COVID-19

    Athishree was scared, hesitant to even talk to her friends when she first tested positive for #coronavirus.

    While in quarantine, she taught herself the importance of opening up about her experiences.

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      Research brief: Barriers to COVID-19 prevention behaviors in Côte d’Ivoire

      This research brief, available in both English and French, summarizes the results of a qualitative study examining barriers to a range of COVID-19 prevention behaviors early on in the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2020.

      The study included individual interviews (IDIs) with COVID-19 survivors, individuals who lost a family member to the disease, and health workers. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were also conducted with members of the general population to explore social norms and community perceptions related to COVID-19.

      Source: Research brief: Barriers to COVID-19 prevention behaviors in Côte d’Ivoire

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      Anti-stigma posters and leaflets for COVID-19 (Cote d’Ivoire)

      This series of printed materials (posters and leaflets) was developed by Breakthrough ACTION Cote d’Ivoire in collaboration with its government partners. It focuses on the non-stigmatization of people living with or recovered from COVID-19, in the community and in the workplace.

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        Journalistic routines as factors promoting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Pakistan

        COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has reportedly been rising in polio-stricken Pakistan. Prior research reports a variety of contributing factors including information sources, particularly the newspapers readers generally consult to stay abreast of vaccine roll-out developments. This viewpoint article argues that three commonly practised journalistic routines – as explicated by Tandoc and Duffy – are promoting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Urdu-language newspaper readers in Pakistan.

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          Change in Anti-COVID-19 Behavior and Prejudice against Minorities during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Evidence from Five European Countries

          In a three-wave longitudinal study in five European countries from April to October 2020, the authors employed a latent change score model to distinguish between intra- and inter-individual changes in anti-COVID-19 behavior and prejudice.

          Source: Change in Anti-COVID-19 Behavior and Prejudice against Minorities during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Longitudinal Evidence from Five European Countries

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            ‘IT’S UP TO YOU’: AD CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION GETS UNDERWAY

            The authors of this study conducted a cross-sectional study to assess stigma among the Tema community, then identified and implemented interventions to demystify COVID-19 stigma. They interviewed positive cases, their contacts, contact tracers, case management team members, and community members who shared their first hand experiences and knowledge on the current pandemic.

            Source: Community acceptance of COVID-19 and demystifying stigma in a severely affected population in Ghana

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              Maintain Social Cohesion during the COVID-19 pandemic

              This infographic requests the public to maintain social cohesion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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