COVID-19 : how to reduce some environmental and social impacts ?

Voirol, Christian (School of Health Sciences HE-Arc Santé, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland; University of Montreal, Faculty of Medicine, Department of family medicine and emergency, Montréal, Canada; University of Montreal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of psychology, Montreal, Canada) ; Sader, Julia (Unité de développement et de recherche en éducation médicale (UDREM) and iEH2, Institut Ethique histoire humanités, Faculté de médecine, University of Geneva, Genève, Switerland) ; Audétat, Marie-Claire (Unité de développement et de recherche en éducation médicale (UDREM) and Unité des internistes généralistes et pédiatres (UIGP), Faculté de médecine, University of Geneva, Genève, Switzerland)

The proposed viewpoint seems important at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the COVID-19 prevention strategies implemented in the population are based on medical paradigms that generate extremely deleterious social and environmental impacts. Using the occupational health and safety perspective – taking care of myself with recyclables PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) – in place of the medical perspective – taking care of others with disposable PPE – can help to influence and support this important public health reflection.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
School:
HE-Arc Santé
Institute:
Recherche appliquée et développement de la HE-ARC Santé
Subject(s):
Santé
Date:
2020-11
Pagination:
3 p.
Published in:
Annals of Global Health
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 1-3
DOI:
ISSN:
1744-1692
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