International Research Journal of Health Education


Contradiction and Double Binds in COVID-19 Face Covering Recommendations

Review article of International Research Journal of Health Education Contradiction and Double Binds in COVID-19 Face Covering Recommendations Tyler Spradley, Ph.D.1*, Elizabeth L. Spradley, Ph.D.1  1Stephen F. Austin State University. The global coronavirus pandemic incited swift public health recommendations and education in the United States and throughout the world to reduce the spread of the virus. In the U.S., the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the “Slow the Spread” campaign in 15 and 30-day increments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other public health organizations and representatives weighed in on the role of face coverings to counter COVID-19 threats to public health. Face coverings became a contested public health recommendation. This article rhetorically analyzes contradiction in COVID-19 face covering recommendations and the ensuant double-binds. Analysis of press conferences, national public health websites, and the “Slow the Spread” campaign reveals contradictions in individual risk-averse public health recommendations, specifically face coverings. Contradictions were categorized into: uncover-cover, risky-risk averse, voluntary-recommended-required, and politically right-left. Implications of contradictory messages create double binds for the public seeking to adhere to public health recommendations for personal and public safety. Double binding public health messages undermine public health goals because double binds often result in maladaptive, inappropriate responses. Conclusions assert that to be a responsible citizen of personal and public health in a viral pandemic is a contested and contradictory accomplishment. Keywords: COVID-19; Contradiction; Double Binds ...

COVID’s impact on surgical training

Review article of International Research Journal of Health Education COVID’s impact on surgical training Dr A. Rekha Professor of Surgery, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha institute of medical and technical sciences(SIMATS) With the COVID pandemic sweeping across the globe [1], over 1240,000 people have been infected in India (as of July 23,2020 ) in India. With approximately 30,000 deaths, the nation has been reeling under the ravages of COVID 19, and the economic fallout that followed in its wake. Tamil Nadu has over 1,80,000 cases with approximately 3144 deaths (23/07/2020). In this unfavourable milieu, surgical postgraduates joined the course through the process of NEET selection and counselling. Given that social distancing was essential, meet and greet, introduction and case based discussions are held on online platforms such as Google Meet and ZOOM. Keywords: COVID’s impact,  surgical training ...

Homeopathy role in Covid19

Research article of International Research Journal of Health Education Homeopathy role in Covid19 Balaji Deekshitulu P V Homeopathy Doctor and Psychologist, Sri Balaji Homeo Clinic, Tirupati, A.P, India. This is a case-related research article, as I know it was written in the first article on how homeopathy can be used to treat coronavirus? Case study of people suffering from close symptoms of coronavirus have joined. In this I have experimented with the traditional medicines of homeopathy like Ars alb, Influenzum, Bell, Baptisia Dilutions and Aconit Q, Ocimum SancQ, Eup perf Q, Bapti Q, Bryoni Q, Renaculus B with some special patent medicines. The three survived the disease within a week through homeopathic medicines, My point is that people who are on Coronetine and who are on alternative treatment for coronavirus, use these homeopathic medications within 2 hours, and then the coronavirus slows down. So it is good to have a worldwide investigation. Keywords: Symptoms of Corana and Homeopathy ...

Women’s Disorders & Homeopathy Treatment

Review article of International Research Journal of Health Education Women’s Disorders & Homeopathy Treatment Balaji Deekshitulu P V Homeopathy Doctor and Psychologist, Sri Balaji Homeo Clinic, Tirupati, A.P, India. The review article explains that the homeopathy remedies are treatment of different women’s troubles is a common condition that includes various hormonal changes at puberty, menarche, and pregnancy until menopause. Researches have supported that women with great physical and mental stress have disturbed menses. Female life is divided into 3 phases. Firstly, birth to puberty, secondly, puberty to adult, thirdly, menopause or climacteric. Hence girls should be given proper diet, routine health checkups. Women suffering with acne, dysmenorrhoea, PCOD, regular U.T.I need proper treatments Keywords: Menstrual problems and homeopathy medicines ...

Dr. Ifeadike Chigozie Ozoemena
Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Dr Tan Seok Tyug
Department of Healthcare Professional, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Management and Science University

Dr Sandhiya .V
Assistant professor, C.L.baid metha college of pharmacy

Dr Pavan Kumar R Panchavati
Department of Family Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr Harini Bejjanki
Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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