Applied medical anthropology regarding COVID-19 pandemic

This assignment asks you to engage in applied medical anthropology regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the articles and review the slides. Then write an essay of 800-100 words that analyzes the articles provided. You may include any other materials you wish.

You should have an in-text citation from the articles in each paragraph. This will help you support your argument and keep you on topic. You should include all resources in either MLA or APA format at the end of your essay.

Standard English is required; late assignments will be penalized at a rate of one point per day. Submit via Blackboard in Word or PDF format only (other formats will not be reviewed). Due 7/22.
The essay should incorporate answers to the following questions:

  1. Why apply medical anthropology to view the crisis?
  2. Is this the best theory to apply to NYC? Why or why not?
  3. How does the theoretical orientation apply to NYC?
  4. How might the emotional states of individuals contribute to symptoms?

Have you noticed changes in yourself, and those around you, supported by the literature? Include interview information about these changes (or lack of) from two other people. These individuals may be members of your household, friends, coworkers, or anyone else you choose.