How to Stop Stigma About COVID-19?

In the previous article, we discussed why someone avoids or blames individuals because of COVID-19. Today we will discuss how people can help top stigma regarding Corona-Virus or COVID-19.

Why it is Necessary to Stop Social Stigma?

Stigma is when anyone sees you in a negative approach due to your mental illness and health. It is also called social stigma.

Social Stigma About COVID-19
Social Stigma About COVID-19

Social stigma increases mental health issues because people talk about you from a negative aspect. This social and community discussion in a negative way about patients makes the patient more worry. So, here we learn why it is necessary to stop and how people can stop stigma regarding COVID-19.

Read: Can Someone Who Had COVID-19 Spread Illness to Others?

Panic, anxiety, and fear might lead to social stigma i.e. towards people who traveled from one country to another country, people living in certain parts of the world where Corona exist, people in quarantine (either in hospitals or went in isolation in homes), or healthcare workers and professionals.

 

How we can Stop Social Stigma?

Stopping Stigma is very important to build a healthier and active social and community life. Wherever you notice social stigma regarding COVID-19, you can stop it by providing knowledge, facts, and following solutions to people.

  • Wash your hands with soap after every 2 hours.
  • Sanitize your hands after and before eating, using the bathroom, during office work, and after completion of any work.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with hands.
  • Stay home, stay safe.
  • Avoid going out of home un-necessarily.
  • Avoid public places and gatherings.
  • If you are in public, cover your face and hands with masks and gloves respectively.
  • Throw used tissue in the dust bin.

The following are the symptoms of COVID-19. So if you’re feeling anyone of the following symptoms, call your doctor.

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Pain in the throat.
  • Shortness of breath.

 

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