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Rituals in the Time of COVID-19: Imagination, Responsiveness, and the Human Spirit

Imber-Black, E.

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This article examines the role of rituals, from daily life to milestones and funerals, and describes how rituals have been impacted and forced to adapt during COVID-19. Though this article is written from a family therapist perspective rather than a public health perspective, the impacts of disrupted rituals are evidenced through individual case studies and should be considered when planning mitigation strategies during COVID-19 and future pandemics.

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