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A disabled woman with a mask and hand gel sits in the street near the market in Treichville, a working-class district in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. At the start of the pandemic, many people wore masks.Photo: Jennifer A. Patterson/International Labour Organization

Stigma Related to COVID-19 May Thwart Prevention Efforts

Ivorians interviewed in late 2020 say the threat of becoming sick from COVID-19 is low or gone entirely and they mock the need for masks. This concerns public health officials worried about a new wave of disease.