What is it about?

Psycho-social impacts of COVID-19 are an important research and practice area which provide invaluable knowledge for effective programming towards mitigating the spread and containment of the pandemic.

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Why is it important?

There has continued to be a strong bias among research communities to explore clinical outcomes of COVID-19 without corresponding interest to understand its social, economic and psychological implications. A per-occupation with medical aspects of the pandemic without understanding its social footprint carry the potential of sacrificing human livelihoods and well-being on the alter of preventing and developing cures and/or vaccines.


I believe this article presents an opportunity for programmers and policy makers to validate their interventions in the context or real life circumstances associated with the ongoing pandemic. I hope that this article will cause programmers and policy makers to humanize COVID-19 interventions.

Mr. Shingirai. P. Mbulayi
University of Fort Hare

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This page is a summary of: Psychosocial Impacts of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic in Zimbabwe: Citizens’ Perspective, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, February 2021, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15691497-12341571.
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