Towards understanding the “How” and “Why”: A call to arms for the study of the socio-cultural dimensions of COVID-19
The virus COVID-19 has spread globally to over 100 countries with over 100,000 confirmed and likely many more unreported cases, presenting a severe challenge to global health and wealth.
“….it is important to remember that humans are social beings with their particular sets of personal beliefs and cultural backgrounds.
Recognizing health as not only a biomedical but also a socio-culturally constructed entity is a prerequisite to establishing an interdisciplinary dialogue for a better understanding of the current as well as similar future outbreaks”.
Read Anna Schneider-Kamp's article in The British Medical Journal – one of the most influential outlets in the medical world.
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