Stigmatisation & discrimination
Narratives, myths, rumors, traditional media and social media reports, and statements (both official or unofficial) that apportions blame on foreigners, people of different identities, those affected by COVID-19, or frontline responders (e.g. medical care workers), lead to stigmatisation and discrimination, which in turn undermines social cohesion and constrains efforts to prevent and manage the spread of COVID-19.
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