publication . Article . 2021

Stigma and Discrimination During COVID-19 Pandemic

Divya Bhanot; Tushar Singh; Sunil K. Verma; Shivantika Sharad;
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  • Published: 12 Jan 2021 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 8 (eissn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic has been instrumental in creating a dramatic shift from people’s need to live in mutual association towards a desire to stigmatize distinctive others (Earnshaw, 2020). Pandemic seems to be causing othering. Stated simply, stigmatization is a social process set to exclude those who are perceived to be a potential source of disease and may pose threat to the effective social living in the society (Barreto, 2015; Phelan et al., 2008). Based on the secondary evidence collected from news published online or in print, the present paper delves into stigma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic amongst different social groups in the Indian society a...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, COVID 19, stigma, stigmatization, discriminatory behaviors, victimization, social identity, Public Health, Mini Review, Social group, Sociology, Pandemic, Potential source, Social identity theory, Disease, Prejudice (legal term), Stigma (botany), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Criminology, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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