Health Department lectures about Covid "stigma" - VT Business Magazine

What stigma are you talking about, Commissioner? And what ‘group of people’ is being stigmatized?

“This is key because stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads, which fuels fears about disease and death, gossip that spreads rumors and false information, and a need to place blame. Certain groups may be more likely to experience stigma and discrimination, but stigma hurts everyone by creating fear or anger toward ordinary people – instead of focusing on the disease that is causing the problem.”

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-09-18 19:03:20 -0400