Primary sources need to be amplified and accessible. How can trustworthy information be sent to those living without access to the Internet?
The Daily Podcast has been covering the progression of the pandemic. I often reflect on their episode "The Coronavirus Goes Global." A New York Times science and health reporter shares his reflections on the spreading virus. The information was clear, and digestible, with a warning that felt realistic rather than alarmist. The reporter drew from what he has studied, reported on, and experienced to draw conclusions as to whether the outbreak would become a pandemic. I felt better informed on the science behind the spreading virus after listening. While the podcast itself is free to listen to, it is only available online and in apps that are hard to locate or navigate for tech unequipped.
In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?
I understood the severity of COVID-19, that it was the rapid spread more than lethal effects that we should be protecting ourselves from. I gradually became more cautious of who I was interacting with and how others interacted with one another.
In what ways did you share this information?
In conversation, I explained to friends what the COVID-19 symptoms and disease really leads to, whereas media only reported a death rate and caused alarm.
What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?
Those without access to smartphones or the internet and that receive information secondhand: homeless, impoverished, elderly, or remote individuals.