Sindemia: the fragilities of the current neo-modern civilization


More than two and a half million people died from covid-19, and more than a year of expansion of the virus throughout the planet, urge us to reflect on those elements of our globalized neo-modern societies that may have favored the intensity of the hurt. For this we need a new conceptual framework such as syndemic that was proposed by Merril Singer in the nineties and that evidences the biological and social interactions of diseases to improve the diagnosis, treatment and design of social and health policies. The syndemic approach in the present pandemic means rethinking, alongside the proper biosanitary factors, the insufficiencies of our social organization, our civic culture, and especially the weak points of our relationship with the governance systems that we have experienced in the countries. democratic.

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