Fighting against COVID-19 and Fighting against Stigma: A Mini-review

Authors

  • Sorimuda Sarumpaet Department of Epidemiology, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Fotarisman Zaluchu Department of Epidemiology, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Putri Chairani Eyanoer Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Novita Hasiani Simanjuntak Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2020.5490

Keywords:

Covid-19, Stigma, Fearness, Social impact, Mental health

Abstract

COVID-19 is a new global disease. Over time, COVID-19 shows itself not only as a disease that causes illness, death, and economic downturn but also social impacts. In this mini-review, the authors will discuss how stigmatization has occurred following the occurrence of COVID-19 and has afflicting not only patients and their families but also medical personnel who are struggling to save those affected. It is recommended that stigmatization must be stopped because if this continues that it will worsen the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic by organizing mentoring health services for patients, providing accurate and credible information, and, at the same time, encouraging the community’s social cohesion to care for others.

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Author Biography

Sorimuda Sarumpaet, Department of Epidemiology, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Department of Epidemiology

Faculty of Public Health

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2020-11-09

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Sarumpaet S, Zaluchu F, Eyanoer PC, Simanjuntak NH. Fighting against COVID-19 and Fighting against Stigma: A Mini-review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 9 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];8(T1):522-5. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5490

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