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Combating COVID-19 Misinformation

to prevent mental health issues (panic attacks, anxiety etc.,) due to coronavirus-related misinformation since the outbreak.

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Official website of WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC, DXY, 1point3acres, Worldometers.info, BNO, state and national government health departments, and local media reports

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https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/india/

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I started to follow social distancing and personal hygiene strictly, also avoided unwanted panicking from misinformation

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

social media, TV, radio, Phone calls and messages 

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth
  • SMS Alerts

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

1. real-time information about COVID-19 is missing.

2.solution to community problems, including mental health counseling services( panic, anxiety) is missing

3. information regarding community empowerment, community engagement for cooperative federalism is missing

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

people residing in remote villages, unemployed, deprived, underprivileged, and workers from informal sectors are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information.

What is your current profession?

Masters of public health trainee

In what city are you located?

PUDUCHERRY

In what country are you located?

India

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