Psychological impact of discrimination

Being discriminated against or stigmatized by social groups due to the fact that they are in activities with a higher risk of contagion by coronavirus generates a negative emotional impact for those directly affected..

Sometimes the rejection is unfounded for lack of correct information or the normal fear of getting it.

These social signs, In addition to the stress generated by the activity they carry out, they put more pressure on the mental health of the victimized people., as health workers, those who have left quarantine centers or carry out security work, among other sectors.

It's not just about preventing the spread of the coronavirus, but also of the psychological consequences that this can leave.

The consideration, respect and unfounded accusations must be considered before discriminating against a person facing the battle to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Luis Alberto López reports from San Salvador.