When the Big Shots Deviate: On the KAP of Religious Clerics Regarding Prevention of COVID-19 [Letter]
Syeda Sakina Zehra, Muhammad Asif Khalil, Laila Shoukat
Department of Medicine, Karachi Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
Correspondence: Syeda Sakina Zehra
Karachi Medical and Dental College, Block M North Nazimabad Town, Karachi, Sindh 74700, Pakistan
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We have read the paper by Asmelash et al1 with great interest. In Pakistan, the religious pundits enjoy a huge following as well, coherent with this fact we would like to share our viewpoint towards the study.
This study was conducted when COVID-19 was peaking around the world, which is during May and June. It is the right time to analyze the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) of populations especially when morbidity and mortality were heightened. Moreover, it can inform decision-makers for the second wave for which large-scale lockdowns and curfew seem especially impossible for developing countries and prevention and control of the virus will largely rely on the KAP of populations.
View the original paper by Asmelash and colleagues
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