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Figures (1)Previous Next Stigma and shame have been features of past pandemics. The stigma associated with disease can be experienced as shame by those who spread it. In almost all human cultures, there is shame attached to being “contaminated”, to the vulnerability inherent in illness, and to potentially spreading a disease to others. As previous pandemics have taught us, coming into contact...

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    The problem with online shaming is that its consequences are unpredictable. We can never be sure how it will land and what effects it will have.