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COVID-19 and Religion: Risks and Opportunities

Version 1 : Received: 5 December 2020 / Approved: 7 December 2020 / Online: 7 December 2020 (15:36:05 CET)

How to cite: Buonsenso, D.; Malorni, W.; Sisti, G.L.; Moscato, U. COVID-19 and Religion: Risks and Opportunities. Preprints 2020, 2020120173 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0173.v1). Buonsenso, D.; Malorni, W.; Sisti, G.L.; Moscato, U. COVID-19 and Religion: Risks and Opportunities. Preprints 2020, 2020120173 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0173.v1).

Abstract

Culture, gender and religion are closely linked each other’s, profoundly affect the role of each person within the Society, and also affect the ability to access to the health resources. We are now living a worldwide crisis due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In order to appropriately tackle it, an alliance between science, politics and citizens is needed. In this article, we summarize current evidences of how religions can represent, on one hand, a risk moment for spreading the virus (in relation with overcrowded events), on the other, a precious opportunity to engage people, and in particular minorities, in fighting the pandemic. To win this fight, we need a multicultural approach that takes into account every aspect of human life, and among these religion, which influences so much culture, everyday life and well-being.

Keywords

covid-19; religion; health

Comments (1)

Comment 1
Received: 12 December 2020
Commenter: Emil Toma
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: Thanks for this timely, comprehensive, clear and well documented review.
To fight, to cope with, and finally to overcome this crisis all societies must consider a multidimensional approach. And all of us, as individuals, should be involved.
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