COVID-19 & discrimination

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “COVID-19 & discrimination” – below is their description.

“COVID-19 has peeled back some of the covers we had over the existing prejudices in our society, existing stigma. We need to learn about how we educate and socialize our kids, because we create those systems of discrimination that the virus has exploited” said Dr Mike Ryan, WHO Executive Director of Health Emergencies

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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