Impact of Coronavirus on Community Health Practices

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Elizabeth Florance


                Around the world, more and more countries are engaging in different strategies aimed at protecting populations against the COVID-19 spread. In the wake of these efforts, the pandemic has had far-reaching consequences, stretching from the economic arena to severe health consequences. Also, marginalized and poor communities remain the most at risk and the most affected, especially due to limited access to adequate safety nets. It is also notable that an increasing number of businesses have closed to aid in curbing the transmission of COVID-19, with the secondary effect being job losses and financial concerns. From a socio-economic and health perspective, the mental, physical, and economic well-being of many individuals have been hampered. In this reflection paper, the focus is on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected my community. The paper seeks to give insight into some of the individual and family effects that the pandemic has posed, eventually translating into effects at the community level.

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