Is it Safe for Patients With COVID-19 to Fast in Ramadan?
*This article, by the Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service Team Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, along with the British Islamic Medical Association, details guidelines for healthcare professionals who are working with Muslim patients suffering from COVID-19 who wish to fast during Ramadan. The article discusses the impact fasting can have on a COVID-19 patient’s recovery, in addition to the lack of evidence previously available regarding the subject. The article features multiple studies conducted on the COVID-19 pandemic and also focuses on the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) populations in the United Kingdom.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Kalin, Asli; Mahmood, Ammad; Waqar, Salman; Yusuf, Asim; Ghouri, Nazim; Sattar, Naveed; and Chowdhury, Tahseen, "Is it Safe for Patients With COVID-19 to Fast in Ramadan?" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Ethics. 18.