Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic


From the zoonotic origin of the disease to its widespread impact in all sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the systemic nature of risk, calling for a whole of society approach to mitigate and respond.


The goal of this study is to improve the required understanding of the mechanisms that determine adherence to and acceptance of protective measures to provide a solid basis for interventions in a pandemic. To improve public health communication, it is

Social Science & Medicine (Elsevier)

The successful implementation of measures aimed at reducing the number of people infected with COVID-19 crucially depends on public acceptance of these measures. The authors of this study show that it is not gender or age but psychological variables, such

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Drawing on the Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication framework, this research sought to examine how leading health organizations use Instagram for communicating and engaging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governmental and non-governmental institutions

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
The surge in COVID-19 cases in India, spurred by a more transmissible variant and complacency, provides a stark warning to African populations to remain vigilant to contain the pandemic.
Africa Center for Strategic Studies
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed fault lines such as weak and inadequate social service delivery systems and institutional challenges.
Conversation Media Group, the
Recent findings question whether low-income countries were right to restrict economic activity to the same extent as more developed ones to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversation Media Group, the