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Impact of Social Capital on Health Safety During the SARS - CoV - 2 Flu Pandemic

Published Online: 20 Jun 2021
Page range: 304 - 344
Received: 30 Nov 2020
Accepted: 24 Mar 2021
Journal Details
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Abstract

This paper describes the role of social capital in terms of stimulating activities aimed at improving health safety in times of the Covid 19 pandemic. Ensuring health safety constitutes one of the fundamental aims of every health care system, which is executed by means of multiple institutions associated with health care, as well as through collective action. Social capital stimulates collective action with the aim of stopping the spread of the pandemic. The aim of this paper is to search for ties between social capital and the spread of the pandemic in Poland. As a result of empirical research, it was established that strong social capital had a significant impact on the lower number of Covid-19 infections in provinces in Poland. Simultaneously, this impact is dependent on the level of infections in society. The greater the number of Covid-19 infections, the less social capital restricts the spread of the pandemic.

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