Stigmatization, Discrimination, Racism, Injustice, and Inequalities in the COVID-19 Era

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Stigmatization, Discrimination, Racism, Injustice, and Inequalities in the COVID-19 Era


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Dear Editor,

The pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which induces the respiratory coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has transformed society, medicine, and values in so many ways, has already claimed (May 31, 2020) 369 627 lives and infected 6 087 902 people globally.1 ... (Read more...)

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Volume 9, Issue 11
November 2020
Pages 484-485
  • Receive Date: 20 May 2020
  • Revise Date: 31 May 2020
  • Accept Date: 31 May 2020
  • First Publish Date: 01 November 2020