Stigma and Resilience: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Clinical Issues
Resource Subtopic: —Special and Vulnerable Populations, COVID-19.
Keywords: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs), Infectious Diseases, Injury and Violence Prevention.
Year Developed: 2020
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Adminstrative Staff, Clinicians
Secondary Audience: PCAs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Resource Summary: Public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), are stressful times for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma (1) toward people, places, or things. For example, stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease. Stigma can also occur after a person has been released from COVID-19 quarantine even though they are not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others.