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College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Anthropology


COVID 19, Guatemala, Human rights


What is the object of epidemiological interventions during an epidemic? Is it the virus, the disease, the fear, the chaos, or the threat to security? And what is the objective of those interventions? Is it to eliminate the virus, to mitigate the effects of the disease, to calm the fear, to control the chaos, or to defeat the threat?

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Cerón, A. (2020). Sanitary cordons in COVID-19: Experience and the object of epidemiological interventions. Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology, 4 August 2020.