Mitigating COVID‑19 in the Homeless Population

Fides A. del Castillo


Dear Editor, The recent article of Osores and Camacho posed that behavioral science can help fight COVID‑19.While it is true that behavior science is a powerful agent to address the pandemic, I would like to add the important role of religious organizations in influencing large‑scale behavior change to further mitigate the disease and protect humanity, especially the vulnerable and homeless population.


COVID‑19; Pandemics; Homeless

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