Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

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A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma.
Target audience: Government, media and local organisations working on COVID-19.
Social stigma in the context of health is the negative association between a person or group of people who share certain characteristics and a specific disease. In an outbreak, this may mean people are labelled, stereotyped, discriminated against, treated separately, and/or experience loss of status because of a perceived link with a disease.

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