Statement in blue fonts are acceptable while red ones are stigmitization.
A person should quarantine to reduce their chances of contracting COVID-19. Acceptable. Encourage accountability and self-action within an individual.
If people do not quarantine, they will transmit COVID-19 and spread the virus, infecting others. Stigmatizing. Implies intentional transmission and assigns blame.
A person seeking treatment for COVID-19 symptoms. Acceptable. Normalizes the conversation around who is seeking care, and encourages accountability and self-action.
The Wuhan Coronavirus is deadly. Stigmatizing. Assign a person to the disease, implying intentional transmission and assigns blame.
The new coronavirus, COVID-19, can be deadly. Acceptable. States the generalized fact about the severity of the disease without assigning blame.
COVID-19 victims became infected through irresponsible behaviour. Stigmatizing. Implies intentional transmission and assigns blame.
A person with underlying health conditions will contract COVID-19. Stigmatizing. Implies persons who do not have underlying health conditions are not at risk.
It is important to take proper precautions when interacting with people with COVID-19. Acceptable. Encourage accountability and self-action within an individual when in higher-risk environment.
Persons living with other health conditions are more susceptible to contracting COVID-19. Acceptable. Identifies population who is at higher risk, while still highlighting that all are at risk.
Don't interact with COVID19 cases, or you'll catch it. Stigmatizing. Assigns blame and shame to those living with COVID-19.