Presentación. “Sabemos que no somos prioridad” Comunidades indígenas de México ante la pandemia Covid19. (Spanish/English)

This is a very complete compendium of insights into how Covid-19 is impacting indigenous communities in Mexico. See below for English translation Jesús Armando Haro (Profesor-investigador del Centro de Estudios en Salud y Sociedad, El Colegio de Sonora, México. Correo: aharo@colson.edu.mx. Agradezco los comentarios a versiones previas de este texto por parte de Rosa María Contreras,Continue reading “Presentación. “Sabemos que no somos prioridad” Comunidades indígenas de México ante la pandemia Covid19. (Spanish/English)”

“Three Possible Pandemic Curve Scenarios”, “Contact Tracing Process, “Guidelines for Opening up Society” and more.

Mark Nichter PhD, MPH School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. Updated 6/2/2020 University of Arizona Here is the 6/2/2020 update we’ve all been waiting for! Tons of new information on Covid-19. Clear. Concise. What we need to know.  Thank you Mark!

A Primer on COVID-19

The diseasePlacing the disease in contextInformation backing up present public health measures Practical tips on staying safeAnd much The diseasePlacing the disease in contextInformation backing up present public health measures Practical tips on staying safeAnd much more To be updated periodically Mark Nichter PhD, MPH School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. Updated 5/13/2020 University ofContinue reading “A Primer on COVID-19”

Critical Medical Anthropology Call to Action: Covid-19

by Mark Nichter (University of Arizona), Kristin Hedges (Grand Valley State University), Elizabeth Cartwright (Idaho State University), Sarah Raskin (Virginia Commonwealth University), Deon Claiborne (Michigan State University) Medical anthropology has much to contribute to an understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic as it changes over time in different contexts. As medical anthropologists, our focus is broadlyContinue reading “Critical Medical Anthropology Call to Action: Covid-19”

Who’s responsible? Between discipline and politics in times of coronavirus*

By Davide Casciano, PhD. Italy under lockdown Since mid-February 2020, measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy have involved domestic self-isolation, through increasingly restrictive measures. The movements have been limited to those considered ‘essential’: grocery shopping, or going to work in one of the few ‘crucial’ industries still open (without public debate on theContinue reading “Who’s responsible? Between discipline and politics in times of coronavirus*”

Vulnerability, Isolation, and Access in the Time of COVID-19

by Kristy Buffington, MA, NIC, April 24, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has created worldwide disruption and left many of us searching the headlines for information and resources we can trust. Access to reliable COVID-19 information is vital, and lack of access for deaf people substantially increases their isolation and vulnerability during a time of heightenedContinue reading “Vulnerability, Isolation, and Access in the Time of COVID-19”

Weaponized Professionalism in the Time of COVID-19

Ye Kyung (Yekki) Song is a soon-to-be MD, PhD in Medical Humanities.  I’m a fourth- year medical student, and since March 18, 2020, clinical rotations have been suspended and third- and fourth-year students have moved to completing coursework online. Ever since then, I’ve seen numerous posts on my class’s Facebook group and talked to otherContinue reading “Weaponized Professionalism in the Time of COVID-19”

Hoaxes, Physical Distancing and (Un)masking in Small Town America

Janneli F. Miller, PhD   April 18, 2020 I live in a remote rural section of southwestern Colorado, in the four corners region.  Our county has 30,000 people and it didn’t have a case of COVID-19 until Saturday March 28.  On that day there were 112,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the US- compared toContinue reading “Hoaxes, Physical Distancing and (Un)masking in Small Town America”

Call to Action: Influence of Medical Anthropology for COVID-19 Response

To:                  Wider Medical Anthropology Community From:              Anthropological Responses to Health Emergencies SIG Authors:          Mark Nichter, Kristin Hedges, Elizabeth Cartwright Date:               April 12, 2020 Medical anthropology has much to contribute to an understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic as it changes over time in different contexts. As medical anthropologists, our focus is broadly on how Covid-19 is experienced by the public,Continue reading “Call to Action: Influence of Medical Anthropology for COVID-19 Response”