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Coronavirus variants and mutations: The 16 "Breeds" of the coronavirus – What category of characters do you belong to in a pandemic?;

The Mimi Fram of the University of Bergen, published in the journal Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, estimates that “these emerging Covid-19 behavioral identities “are robbed” from existing social and political identities, in order to politicize the pandemic and reinforce racism, discrimination and conflict "………..

The 16 "Breeds" of the coronavirus: What category of characters do you belong to in a pandemic?;

As time goes on and the pandemic evolves, it becomes apparent that people treat it psychologically and practically in different ways. At least one Norwegian researcher found out 16 different "personality types Covid-19", each with its own distinct "profile" of mentality and behavior towards the coronavirus and the people around it.

The Mimi Fram of the University of Bergen, published in the journal Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, estimates that “these emerging Covid-19 behavioral identities “are robbed” from existing social and political identities, in order to politicize the pandemic and reinforce racism, discrimination and conflict ".

The main "breeds" of Covid-19 - based on their personality- are the folowing:

* The negatives: They systematically downgrade the coronavirus threat and try to live on their own - convincing others of the same- as before the pandemic, as if nothing has changed.

* The transmitters: They deliberately want to spread the coronavirus, on the grounds that this will bring "herd immunity" faster and a return to normalcy.

* The harmful ones: They try to harm others on purpose, for example spitting at them or coughing at them.

* The realists: They recognize the new reality and the dangers of the pandemic, adapting their behavior accordingly.

* The anxious: They strive to be constantly informed about the coronavirus and to stay safe, in an effort to manage their ongoing insecurity and fear.

* The thoughtful: They tend to isolate themselves amid a pandemic and meditate on life, in the world and in death.

* The hoarders: They rely on panicked markets and product accumulation, in order to alleviate their insecurity.

* The invincible: Usually young people who think they are invulnerable to the coronavirus, therefore indifferent to preventive measures.

* The rebels: They defy restrictive measures due to a pandemic, because they consider that they restrict their individual freedoms and choices.

* The critics: They constantly burden others with their grievances and fears, avoiding their own responsibilities.

* The exploiters: They use the pandemic to gain more power, gain or use of force.

* The innovators: They do everything,what they can do to design new ways to tackle the pandemic individually and collectively.

* The supporters: They show in every way their support to others.

* The altruists: They help the vulnerable in practice, the elderly and the lonely.

* The warriors: They are located, in various ways, such as healthcare staff, in the front line of the battle against the coronavirus.

* The veterans: They have been ill in the past by other coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, and so on- are willing to abide by the restrictions.

These "races" are divided into three main groups, as regards their attitude towards the necessary restrictive measures for reasons of prevention:

– To the compliant: Realists, worried, thoughtful, hoarders, innovators, supporters, altruists, warriors and veterans.

– To the non-compliant and disobedient: Negatives, harmful, invincible and rebellious.

– To partially compliant: Transmitters, critics and exploiters.

Fram points out the importance it has, in a de facto pluralistic society, "The movement of the behavioral curve" in the fight against coronavirus spread and possible future epidemic waves. "Partially compliant" are considered more prone than,what the "non-compliant" in a change of behavior, so that they are more in line with prevention policies.

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