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Medicina clínica y social

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MEDINA-BORGES, Rosa María. Scientific Research and COVID-19: Reconsidering Paradigms. Med. clín. soc. [online]. 2021, vol.5, n.3, pp.167-173. ISSN 2521-2281.

The present article has been written from the critical research paradigm with the following objective: to reflect about the necessity of reconsidering current research paradigms due to the new reality imposed by COVID-19 pandemic. It includes the theoretical postulates about the usefulness of research paradigms, the dilemma of carrying out scientific research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 in such short periods of time, the theoretical and methodological contributions of critical epidemiology, and the implementation of some methodological assumptions of critical epidemiology in the current fight against COVID-19 in Cuba. Several points of view which the author endorses are also presented.

Keywords : scientific research; coronavirus infection; research paradigms; critical epidemiology; Cuba.

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