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Low infection numbers fail to capture the impacts and stigma of COVID-19

Ayoyi, Alex (2020) Low infection numbers fail to capture the impacts and stigma of COVID-19. Africa at LSE (22 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Kakamega County, in Kenya, the COVID-19 infection rate is low but fear among the local population of contracting the virus has had significant day to day impacts. The stigma attached to those suspected of being positive has caused serious mental harm, and healthcare practices have been disrupted. It is a reminder that data on infections and death rates is only one part of a complicated story.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 23:29
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105882

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