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Community during the Pandemic and Civil Unrest

Authors
  • Anderson, Ronald E.1
  • 1 University of Minnesota,
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Community Well-Being
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Publication Date
Aug 10, 2020
Pages
1–6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s42413-020-00070-x
PMCID: PMC7416992
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Beginning with the concept of community, this editorial describes the essence of community as connectedness, sharing and caring. The notion of cultural trauma helps clarify the meaning and impact of the pandemic and concurrent racial unrest. Evidence is offered of sharp decline in community wellbeing from these traumas. As in other major disasters, communities of support have arisen to help neighbors and others who need urgent assistance repairing their lives and their torn social fabric.

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