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Immigrants Are Twice as Likely to Fear Being Targets of Stigma During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada

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Photo: Lin, Shen (Lamson). COVID-19 Pandemic and Im/migrants’ Elevated Health concerns in Canada: Vaccine Hesitancy, Anticipated Stigma, and Risk Perception of Accessing Care. Journal of Immigrant Minority Health (2022).

A new study from the University of Toronto has found that that COVID-19-related health concerns are more prevalent among marginalized people who are migrants to Canada.

Published online in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, the research revealed that during the early phase of the pandemic, migrants were almost twice as likely as Canadian-born residents to fear being the target of stigma. They were also more likely ...