Supporting the medically fragile and socially vulnerable

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Public officials and community leaders are managing multiple crises while also dealing with Covid fatigue. Each of these groups must recognise, and meet as best they can, the requirements of medically fragile persons with chronic medical needs and dependencies, as well as socially vulnerable groups – those with insecure access to key social determinants of health, including food, financial stability, education and housing.

First of all, invest in efforts to guide people through the infodemic. The World Health Organisation
defines an infodemic as: “An overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – occurring during an epidemic. Like pathogens in epidemics, misinformation spreads further and faster and adds complexity to health emergency response.”

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