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Having communities around us who are taking things seriously, sharing stories to combat distrust, misinformation, and conspiracies

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Al Jazeera has a daily live updates post that included info of COVID-19 around the world. I could see that it was serious and spreading before it got to my country (Canada).

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Today's post: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/uk-schools-close-italy-covid-19-deaths-jump-live-updates-200318235116951.html

(Googling "Al Jazeera coronavirus" will help you find the current day's post)

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 realized that the virus was serious, spreading, and it was only a matter of time before it got to my country. I shared info with my family more often, started wearing a mask when I wasn't sure if I was feeling well, made it a point to wash my hands for 20 seconds, and paid more attention to my surroundings. 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Personal conversations

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
  • Local & national health authorities

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

More stories about what it's actually like to get coronavirus and how it's impacting people.

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

There are many online communities (Reddit, Facebook groups, Twitter, forums, etc) where misinfo and consipracy theories are spreading because people do not trust their government/health authorities and feel that they are hiding information. Sharing info - esp real stories about what's happening - is important. Independent journalism is crucial, but it needs to give people information in a way that does not leave them with unmanageable fear. Should also tell them what they can do. 

What is your current profession?

Freelance user researcher (currently available for projects - chantedf[dot]ux[at]gmail[dot]com)

In what city are you located?

Toronto

In what country are you located?

Canada

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