Kategorie: #epidemicsinasia

This thread highlights how the dimensions of the pandemic vary across the countries of Asia. To this scope, the contributors document a wide range range of local responses to COVID-19, from the subversion of health measures to the critique of governments.. The contributions to this thread come from the second edition of CATSarena, published by the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies in Heidelberg, Germany.

Gods and Outcasts: Ambivalent Attitudes towards Health Workers in India during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Gautam Liu. The COVID-19 pandemic in India generated a strange phenomenon in how health workers were perceived. On the one hand officials were not tired in proclaiming doctors and nurses as gods, on the other hand health workers were ostracized by large parts of the general population.

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