SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: COVID-19: Public Reaction and Stigmatization

March 10, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications


Since the emergence of COVID-19 we have seen instances of public stigmatization among specific populations, and the rise of harmful stereotypes. In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with CSSW Assistant Professor Alissa Davis (bio), an infectious disease epidemiologist, to reflect on this phenomenon. In light of her work on other infectious diseases, Davis will talk about how people are being labelled, stereotyped, and subjected to a loss of status and discrimination because of a potential negative affiliation with the new disease. She will consider how stigma can in fact contribute to more severe health problems, ongoing transmission, and difficulties controlling the disease.

NOTE: The originally scheduled episode, on trends in hospice care with alumna Cynthia Roy, has been postponed.

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