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Asylum Seekers and Immigrants in Italy during the First Phase of the Pandemic

A Medical Perspective

Salvatore Geraci    Italian Society of Migration Medicine; Caritas Health Area, Rome, Italy    

Elisa Vischetti    Area sanitaria Caritas Roma    

Mario Affronti    Società Italiana di Medicina delle Migrazioni    

Silvia Declich    Società Italiana di Medicina delle Migrazioni, Centro Nazionale per la Salute Globale dell’ISS    

Maurizio Marceca    Società Italiana di Medicina delle Migrazioni    

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abstract

Health conditions of asylum seekers and immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened: the analysis in this chapter refers to the first wave of the pandemic (until August 2020). Early evidence from Anglo-Saxon countries, which showed a disproportionate impact for the foreign population and “ethnic minorities”, was confirmed also by the Italian data of resident foreigners. In addition, management problems were found with respect to the infection containment in the reception facilities and phenomena of social stigmatization were highlighted. The impact was generally worst for socially disadvantaged groups, the available data support a non-biological origin but linked to the role of social determinants, highlighting a theme of equity.

Pubblicato
27 Ottobre 2021
Accettato
19 Luglio 2021
Presentato
30 Giugno 2021
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-533-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-532-2

Keywords: Public healthItalyCOVID-19ImmigrantsInequalities

Copyright: © 2021 Salvatore Geraci, Elisa Vischetti, Mario Affronti, Silvia Declich, Maurizio Marceca. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.