Health experts urge public to not stigmatize quarantined

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/23/2020
By William Yen

Image taken from Pixabay illustrative purposes only

Taipei, March 23 (CNA) Taiwan public health experts urged the public Monday not to stigmatize and to show support for those undergoing quarantine because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, citing examples from overseas from which the Taiwanese public can learn.

At a press conference in Taipei, Chang Shu-sen (張書森), an associate professor at the Institute of Health Behavior and Community Sciences, said that even though the public are encouraged to promote social distancing during the pandemic, they should not totally disconnect from friends and family members who are fighting the virus or who are in quarantine.

"Social distancing is not the same as social disconnection or exclusion," Chang said.

Instead, the real goal is to widen the physical distance between people to slow the spread of the pandemic, Chang said, adding that people can still show their love, affection and care through a phone call.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.