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Inspirit and inspire the 'lower risk' and 'potential unknown carriers' of the value following official advice to help curb the spread.

Target this group to connect & empathize with the importance of following official any requests like social distancing or self-isolation

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Written by, but .. on t.v., I saw a visual plot showing an extrapolation of the average number each infected person spreads the virus to. The plot highlighted how the numbers rise rapidly with each level of person to spread level. From memory, it mentioned from WHO that the average infected person was spreading to between 2.2 and 3.x other people. 

This was followed by a second inspiring/empowering plot showing some examples of how many infections were prevented by just one/each infected person who managed to not spread. Before the plot I knew all the government advice such as wash hands, social distancing etc. But the plot really made me self-connect with the sheer importance of me (even as a low risk and generally healthy person) seriously following official guidelines and encouraging others to do so.

Then I felt like I really 'got it' and the seriousness of all our public actions and what if had the virus without knowing it. Then concerned 'some' of the 'lower risk' sections of the population don't get it, or 'some' people don't understand the danger of a silent carrier in potential spreads. 

For example there have been news reports about some people breaking  required self isolation periods, not social distancing, coughing without covering their mouth, people continuing to  socialize together, packed pubs in Ireland ... or more recently some people coughing/spitting at police or health care workers, and an online tik-tok cornonavirus challenge which frightened some elderly etc.

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Unfortunately I could not find link to the Australian television program which showed and talked to the plot in question, so mocked up concept in image above.

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 felt a personal connection/responsibility to the seriousness of my public actions, and what if had the virus without knowing it - whats on me & why its important for me to support the guidelines

Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

In what ways did you share this information?

To date it has only been in word of mouth conversation where I find inherently talking about the importance of following required guidelines.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth

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

More targeted information to help some of the the lower risk people connect with the importance and potential impact of their role in stopping the spread.

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

Some  of the very valuable who are at lower risk to serious impacts from the virus resources e.g. socially healthy & fit,, and those who are not empathizing with the potential impacts of flaunting the guidelines e.g. unknowingly being a silent carrier and spreader.

What is your current profession?

Unemployed currently, but originally a software engineer and am doing an online innovation course.

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