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Nudging behaviour through mechanisms for validation and distribution of information in trying times

Creating a semi-open source mechanism to validate, filter and distribute information

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News sources (Economist, Times, WaPo, DW, Medium) that appear in my twitter feed. I found these sources effective due to the real-time sharing and to the comparison and double-checking from various of these. So if I read a Times talking about the exponential increase in deaths of elderly people in Italy and then I read the different course of actions and its consequences of people in South Korea and the US and then I read a Medium Op-ed article talking about the inmediate action that we must stay safe today and guard our elder. My mind went confirming this information due to the relevant sources and the risk of the elders in my family. 

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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?

I confirmed the belief that staying home was necessary to protect my parents and elders from contagion given the various sources read and the conditions around me.  

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Whatsapp and through Word of Mouth. 

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth

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

Mexican government lags in testing patients (we're testing around 7.5 per 1MM inhabitants). So i believe the inefficacy and incapacity of governments to deploy inmediate numbers creates a mirage of "We're ok" and that might make people more comfortable thus risking their safety. 

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

Rural areas. In the case of Mexico, we must forget about middle and high class (they have access to "reliable" sources of information in real time) but knowing that 40% (low - extreme poverty) of the country might depend on 1. Employer (middle - high class) recognition of the risk and taking a course of action and 2. Personally accepting the risk and obeying the recommendations we would need to design mechanisms of communication that they can see and accept. 

What is your current profession?

Social entrepreneur and culture consultant - administration professor

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