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Buddhist rituals and Covid vaccination in Bhutan

Tashi, Kelzang (2022) Buddhist rituals and Covid vaccination in Bhutan. South Asia @ LSE (10 Oct 2022). Blog Entry.

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As the world struggled to vaccinate its populations with the Covid-19 vaccine, battling suspicion and prejudice amongst its peoples, how did the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan succeed in vaccinating its population and controlling the spread of the virus so effectively? Kelzang T. Tashi discusses how a combination of a hands-on approach by the king and the government, alongside a strategic use of religious and ritual intervention, made a difference in protecting the people and society.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2022 14:09
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:37

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