The recent epidemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, which originated in China and then spread rapidly, can rightly be defined as the real 'first' epidemic in the social era. In an increasingly globalized world other recent epidemics (but more circumscribed, even if severely more lethal, such as Ebola and Sars) have been experienced with less media and emotional involvement, while the recent epidemic due to the new coronavirus has generated deserving reactions of analysis from an anthropological and social point of view, rather than on a health aspect. In Italy the epidemic event provoked sometimes excessive and irrational psychological reactions (from an unjustified panic to an irresponsible underestimation) and a cognitive distortion on anthropological level (wrong perspective perception of the pathological event). It has also generated disproportionate social repercussions at national level (refusal of stay for subjects coming from the lands in which diseased people are present) and at international level (foreclosure of landing of Italian tourists in some foreign countries). There was also incorrect medical information (confusion between infected - asymptomatic and/or non-hospitalized paucisymptomatic -, real patients with important symptoms - hospitalized - and sometimes in need of intensive care, subjects - the elderly and carriers of other serious diseases - died not for but with the Covid-19 infection) generated and amplified also by the pounding informative role of the mass media and by the news (often inaccurate and generating fake-news) spread in real time through social media.
Sironi, V., & Riva, M. (2020). Anthropological analysis on recent covid-19 infection in Italy. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 30(Supplement_5), 1019-1019.
|Citazione:||Sironi, V., & Riva, M. (2020). Anthropological analysis on recent covid-19 infection in Italy. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 30(Supplement_5), 1019-1019.|
|Tipo:||Abstract in rivista|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Anthropological analysis on recent covid-19 infection in Italy|
|Autori:||Sironi, V; Riva, M|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Rivista:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.1310|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|