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Shattering nonsensical beliefs and spreading trusted information through the minds of youth.

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I have constantly relied on WHO, world economic forum and few you tube channels such as vox. They bring intense amount of research and panels of doctors and researchers who are studying the disease to bring appropriate information to the table.

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

1)It has helped me understand the scientific significance of washing hands with any soap and what it does to virus and share it. 2)It has helped me in sharing such ideas on my social media handles in creative ways to spread attention to it and more youth help their families practice this at home as older generations in India tend to ignore it.3)It has also helped me to curb spreading of misinformation (like cure for COVID 19 is cow urine)  by the orthodox people in the society by asking my parents to talk to their relatives to curb the myth around it.4)Women in India tend to use stove a lot. I have tried to spread out the word of not using sanitizer and going to kitchen or near any flame activity as it can cause an accident.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Mostly through using creative posts on instagram and whatsapp. Talking to my friends on how to take care of their families amidst such times. Sharing my trusted information to as many groups and asking them to reshare.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization

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

Soap is better than sanitizer.

You need to wash your whole properly if you are coming from outside and not just your hands.

One doesn't need to panic buy masks, if the medical staff run short of it the virus is gonna spread more.

Stop engaging in information coming from untrusted information.

Understanding of the appropriate symptoms of the disease as there's still confusion and people are trying treatments at their homes.

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

People who don't have much access to technology,rely on social media for information but don't really know if its trusted or not, who are old and living alone.Media and News Channels, People from older generations and poor households rely on radio.The information should feel as native as possible and give a feeling of precaution but at the same time being made aware of the care the higher authorities are taking.

What is your current profession?

Aspiring to get into design school (for undergraduate programme)

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