Journal of Sociology en-US Sun, 26 Jul 2020 11:11:36 +0000 OJS 60 Globalization and COVID-19: a Link from Past and the Future Prospects <p>COVID-19 has affected each and every sphere of life throughout the globe since Dec, 2019. Numerous social researchers and theorists are exploring the socio-economic and psychological aspects of COVID-19. This study aims to find out the link between globalization and rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe. For this purpose, literature has been studied and relevant studies predicting an outbreak has been cited. In addition, research studies citing various infectious diseases have been cited with regard to spread of such infection. Findings show that numerous studies have predicted an outbreak which would spread fast due to the process of globalization on 20th and 21st century. Globalization is the process speeding up traveling, tourism, migration and trade across the globe. These factors significantly contributes to spread of infection and is evident in case of COVID-19. The spread of COVID-19 has showed that the world is more vulnerable to spread of fatal infection due to globalization.</p> Asif Ali, Sumayya Bibi, Muhammad Nasir Khan, Maria Khan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 26 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0000 COVID-19 and Social Stigma: A Qualitative Analysis of Stigma Confronted by COVID-19 patients in Charssada, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan <p>COVID<br>19 is a disease which has certain socio economic and cultural dimensions.<br>Like other infectious diseases social stigma is one of the main impacts of the COVID 19<br>disease. This study aims to investigate the social stigma dimension of COVID 19 in<br>Chars sada, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. This study is qualitative whereby through<br>purposive sampling a total of 13 COVID 19 affected individuals (who have recovered) were<br>sampled and were interviewed through an interview guide. The information has been<br>transcr ibed and findings are extracted. Findings show that stigma is confronted by COVID<br>19 affected individuals from their family members, community and the health care workers.<br>Stigma is confronted in different shapes such as avoidance, negation, unwanted state ments<br>and misbehavior from healthcare workers. Confronting social stigma have numerous<br>impacts upon individuals including hiding of the disease of other family members to protect<br>them from stigma, mental and relationships issues with family and community.</p> Asif Ali, Farhat Shaheen, Summaya Bibi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 26 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Impact of Stress on Workforce Interim of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Pakistan <p><strong>Background</strong>: increase in stress among workforce is common phenomenon during emergency days. COVID-19 created a scenario which increased the stress level among health workers in Pakistan. The aim of this study to measure the impact of stress on the workforce due to Corona Virus Disease in Pakistan.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong>: Quantitative research and cross-sectional study was done which included a sample size of (N=710) by using convenient sampling from Health workers across the country. A pre-validated questionnaire is used to collect data for the assortment of data from Google Performa via email for results and analysis of the study. The current study used an analysis method ranging from descriptive analysis, reliability analysis, and regression analysis. The data has been analyzed through Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version SPSS-20. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong>: The study results show that the stress in the workforce is positively and significantly (P&lt;.05) related to the COVID pandemic.</p> Samia Shams, Muhammad Hamza, Sumaira Bibi, Samrah Shams, Arooj Ul Hassan, Bisma Jameel ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 26 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0000