Covid-19 to nie pandemia, to syndemia

Richard Horton. Offline: COVID-19 is not a pandemic. Lancet 2020;396:874 (dostępny pełen tekst)

… what we have learned so far tells us that the story of COVID-19 is not so simple. Two categories of disease are interacting within specific populations—infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and an array of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) …

A syndemic is not merely a comorbidity. Syndemics are characterised by biological and social interactions between conditions and states, interactions that increase a person’s susceptibility to harm or worsen their health outcomes …

Lancet, 6 września 2020

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