Thoughtful essays, short stories, or poems on philosophical issues related to science, medical practice, and human health. Topics may include science and the human condition, the unanticipated side of epidemic investigations, or how people perceive and cope with infections and illness.
Films illustrate 2 ways that epidemics can affect societies: fear leading to a breakdown in sociability and fear stimulating preservation of tightly held social norms. The first response is often informed by concern over perceived moral failings within society, the second response by the application of arbitrary or excessive controls from outside the community.
Han Q, Curtis DR. Social Responses to Epidemics Depicted by Cinema. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020;26(2):389-394. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2602.181022
Han Q, Curtis DR. Social Responses to Epidemics Depicted by Cinema. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2020;26(2):389-394. doi:10.3201/eid2602.181022.
Han, Q., & Curtis, D. R. (2020). Social Responses to Epidemics Depicted by Cinema. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(2), 389-394. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2602.181022.
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