Stigma; A Major Challenge Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

Razieh Mokhtari, Mohamad Golitaleb

Abstract


Dear Editor,

Upon the spread and turning into an epidemic of an infectious disease such as the Covid-19, people become very frightened and worried. Among factors affecting the anxiety related to such outbreaks are patients’ fears of social reactions and the stigma of being a carrier. Stigma indicates a negative behavior or attitude towards a specific person or condition.


Keywords


COVID-19; Pandemic; Stigma

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