Some Alaskans who recovered from COVID-19 say they faced social stigma - Anchorage Daily News
Sep 15, 2020 1 min, 24 secs

Kathryn Elam of Fairbanks has recovered from COVID-19, and has talked about the stigma surrounding it.

After Kathryn Elam recovered from a relatively mild bout of COVID-19, she was surprised by some of the reactions she received.

“Most (people) were glad to see me back, but then a couple of them, I’d come towards them and I’d see them physically take a step back,” said Elam.

Elam, 54, is a registered nurse in Fairbanks, a mother of three and the cousin of the first Alaska resident to die in the state of COVID-19.

Others said they were protective of their privacy, worried about what the reception would be at work and thought some might be prejudiced against people who had COVID-19, even though they were no longer contagious.

But with the coronavirus, he said, the added concern is that people are worried they might be judged for not being cautious enough, or for not following health mandates closely.

Chandler said some of the stigma people experience also exists because it’s a new virus, about which we still know relatively little.

“We’re not aware of anyone (with COVID-19) who is contagious for more than 10 days,” Chandler said.

Soon after she had recovered, Towsley said she ran into someone she knew in the grocery store who asked her if she had tested negative yet.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Elam, the Fairbanks nurse, said she took the virus extremely seriously.

In the months since she has recovered, Elam said, she still encounters people who react badly when she tells them she had COVID-19

Now, Elam said, when she meets people who’ve also tested positive, she knows exactly what to say

1. Troubling trend: COVID-19 numbers rising in all 50 states -
Jul 20, 2021 # health 26 secs
2. U.S. Expands Efforts to Relocate Afghans at Risk of Taliban Vengeance
Jul 22, 2021 # breaking 45 secs
3. Sydney's crafty cockatoos master suburban bin diving | Australia News - Al Jazeera English
Jul 23, 2021 # politics 39 secs
4. Porsche Has Killed The Macan Turbo To Make Other Macan Variants Better - Jalopnik
Jul 20, 2021 # technology 38 secs
5. Meet SuperBIT, the next-generation space telescope that rides above the clouds on a balloon -
Jul 22, 2021 # science 1 min, 17 secs
6. Arizona reports over 1,000 virus cases for 4th straight day - ABC15 Arizona
Jul 17, 2021 # health 7 secs
7. Everyone Should Wear A Mask In Schools, Vaccinated Or Not, U.S. Pediatricians Say - NPR
Jul 20, 2021 # politics 31 secs
8. Best Tech Deals This Weekend: New Mass Effect, Jabra Elite 75t, & More - Ars Technica
Jul 17, 2021 # technology 24 secs
9. Alaska's COVID-19 surge continues with 447 cases, 2 deaths and rising hospitalizations reported Thursday and Friday - Anchorage Daily News
Jul 24, 2021 # health 1 min, 50 secs
10. A White House official and a senior Pelosi aide, both fully vaccinated, have tested positive for Covid-19 - CNN
Jul 20, 2021 # politics 47 secs
11. British spy, spooks for hire conspired to take down Trump and steal a U.S. election
Jul 22, 2021 # breaking 2 mins, 34 secs
12. Jennifer Lopez Is Glowing in This Gorgeous Makeup-Free Selfie With Daughter Emme - Yahoo Entertainment
Jul 18, 2021 # entertainment 25 secs
13. Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option - The Verge
Jul 21, 2021 # technology 42 secs
14. As delta variant spreads, OLOL and Baton Rouge General change visitation policy - The Advocate
Jul 18, 2021 # health 45 secs
15. You can shop huge discounts at the Best Buy Black Friday Sale - USA TODAY
Jul 23, 2021 # technology 14 secs
16. NASA astronauts are spicing up the International Space Station — by growing chile peppers on board for the first time - CBS News
Jul 19, 2021 # science 56 secs


Get monthly updates and free resources.


© Copyright 2021 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED