In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk
This article discusses the international response of religions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article details religious rituals and practices that are believed to protect and cure, but actually lead to an increase risk of COVID-19. The article details multiple examples, such as Muslim pilgrims licking Shiite Shrines in Iran for protection against the virus, along with Hasidic Jews officiating large weddings amidst government lockdown orders. The article also discusses the suspension of the Hajj.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Yee, Vivian, "In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Health. 38.