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Pandemic Means the Whole World: COVID-19 and Global Bioethics: Webinar Event

The articles, books, news items, and videos included in this libguide represent a selection of resources on ethical issues related to the COVID-19 / novel coronavirus and general global bioethics.

Resources related to the Mayan Community, Indigenous Populations & Vulnerable Peoples (compiled by Claudia Sotomayor, M.D., D.Be.)

  • United Nations (2020) COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples, available at: (extensive resource page with links to many documents and statements) 

  • Anonymous (2020) Responding to Healthcare Disparities and Challenges With Access to Care During COVID-19. [Online] 4 (1), 117–128. [online]. Available from:

  • Barrera-Bassols & Toledo (2005). Ethno-ecology of the Yucatec Maya: Symbolism, knowledge and management of natural resources. Journal of Latin American Geography, 4(1), 9-41. 10.1353/lag.2005.0021

  • Blumenshine, Philip, et al. “Pandemic Influenza Planning in the United States from a Health Disparities perspective. (PERSPECTIVE).” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 14, no. 5, U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases, May 2008, pp. 709–15, doi:10.3201/eid1405.071301

  • Botero (2015) El cambio climático y sus efectos en la biodiversidad en América Latina. Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe. S.15-01295 

  • Christenson (2007) POPOL VUH: Sacred Book of Quiche Maya People. Available at: Accessed on: 2 March 2018 

  • Faust (1988). Cosmology and Changing Technologies of the Campeche-Maya. Dissertation Graduate School of Syracuse University. Doctor in Philosophy in Anthropology.

  • Gobierno the Quintana Roo (2017) Transformamos La Calidad De Vida De Comunidades Mayas Con Más Y Mejores Oportunidades De Salud. Available at:

  • Gobierno de Quintana Roo (2020) Quintana Roo cuenta con suficiente capacidad hospitalaria para atendder COVID-19 Available at:

  • Instituto Nacional de Pueblos Indigenas (2020) Acciones en pueblos indigenas. Available at:

  • Mcmichael, A. & Beaglehole, R. (2000) The changing global context of public health. The Lancet. [Online] 356 (9228), 495–499.

  • Micalco (2013). The use of numbers in embroidery in Tzeltal Mayan communities. Cultural-Historical Psychology, (3), 98-105.

  • Nash (1967). The Logic of Behavior: Curing In A Maya Indian Town. Human Organization 26(3) 132-140

  • Plough, Alonzo, et al. “Pandemics and Health Equity: Lessons Learned from the H1N1 Response in Los Angeles County.(Report).” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, vol. 17, no. 1, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, WK Health, Jan. 2011.

  • Quinn SC, Kumar S, Freimuth VS, Musa D, Casteneda-Angarita N, Kidwell K. (2011) Racial disparities in exposure, susceptibility, and access to health care in the US H1N1 influenza pandemic. Am J Public Health. 2011;101(2):285-93.

  • Seid, M. & Harris, R. (2004) Globalization and Health in the New Millennium. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. [Online] 3 (1), 1–46.

  • Steele (1977). Dying, death, and bereavement among the Mayan Indians of Mesoamerica: A study in anthropological psychology. The American Psychologist, 32(12), 1060-1068. 10.1037//0003-066X.32.12.1060

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