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The medical impact of the virus

With a virus that has symptoms that are far too common a detailed guide on the impact to the body could go a long way in better information.

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There are 2 sources:

1. Singapore government's response to the crisis: 

The government set up a WhatsApp messaging service so that we have an update on the number of cases that were identified during the day, the clusters that they were a part of and the origin of these cases. Getting information directly from the government has reduced uncertainty and any media bias. 

2. New York Times article on what the Coronavirus does to the body. 

With the Coronavirus symptoms being very common it was hard to know when you should approach a doctor. A logical breakdown of how the virus impacts the body as is done in this article: helps you understand the warning signs to look out for.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

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

By being more informed of the situation you can choose precautions based on the numbers received. 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Through WhatsApp

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Digital

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

There's lesser information from countries around me. And it would've probably useful if as part of the government updates, they included an article on what the virus does to your body so that a larger group of people could be aware. 

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

Larger countries like the United States, India, Indonesia, etc. have looser governmental controls and so it's hard for local authorities to consolidate accurate numbers across the country.

What is your current profession?

Technical Consultant at a software company

In what city are you located?


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Hi Tanushree Rohera Great to read through your inspiration for the challenge.