Emotions, concerns and reflections regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in argentina

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Abstract

The scope of this work is to explore the feelings and expectations that COVID-19 has generated in Argentina during the first stage of the pandemic. A survey of the World Health Organization adapted to the local context was applied. Open-ended questions were included to study people’s feelings about COVID-19, and content analysis was subsequently conducted. In terms of results, it is revealed that the population surveyed feels uncertainty, fear and anguish, albeit a feeling of responsibility and care in the face of COVID-19 also emerges. Moreover, positive feelings regarding society stand out as an achievement of social interdependence. The results obtained show that the impact on mental health differs in accordance with gender, educational level, and perceived comfort in the home. The study concludes that the emotional and bonding dimensions of people are central to confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina. It is recommended that these di-mensions, as well as their subjective and differen-tial social impact among the different population groups, should be considered in the planning of policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Johnson, M. C., Saletti-Cuesta, L., & Tumas, N. (2020). Emotions, concerns and reflections regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in argentina. Ciencia e Saude Coletiva, 25, 2447–2456. https://doi.org/10.1590/1413-81232020256.1.10472020

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