The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the attitude of russians to their health: a sociological analysis

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The main goal of the article is to identify how the attitude toward their health among Russians has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article systematizes the results of research analysis devoted to the study of this topic and shows that the pandemic has elevated the issue of health to the top of those issues that have been worrying Russians for the past two years and that more than half of the Russian population has become more attentive to the state of their body, particularly the epidemic’s severity among older people. However, the pandemic in Russia shifted the focus from the widespread care of the population about itself to observing hygienic measures and social distance, and the level of people’s frivolous attitude to their well-being with selfishness in relation to other people. The article also considers the negative consequences of COVID-19 (increased use of alcohol, a change in the diet, constant wearing of masks, etc.) on the health of Russians.

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Galina A. Ivakhnenko

Federal Research Sociological Center

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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0343-5934
SPIN-code: 5441-4116

MD, Cand. Sci. (Sociol.)

Russian Federation, Moscow


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