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The Language of Fear in Media: A Case of COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak in Five Compounds of Lusaka City, Zambia

Lufeyo Chitondo, Martin Mutabazi Mugisha
2022 Zenodo  
Thus, the purpose of the study was toexplore some of the indirect linguistic and non-linguistic techniques that media uses to increase and generate fear about the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.  ...  certain kind of feelings in the mind and heart of the audience and one of the ways that the media use to draw people's attention is fear.  ...  Objectives  To investigate whether the COVID-19 news coverage has generated fear in people and assess the types of fear people experience amid COVID 19 in the five compounds of Lusaka.  To explore how  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6086026 fatcat:ri2l6kfdy5em5j3ssney4lq5ye

The use of E-health during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study in China's Hubei province

Weiquan Wang, Li Sun, Tao Liu, Tian Lai
2021 Health Sociology Review  
Based on both quantitative and qualitative data collected in China's Hubei province (i.e. the first epicentre of COVID-19), this research explores how the pandemic influences the practices of e-health  ...  Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has unintentionally sped up the diffusion of digital medicine over the long term as respondents expressed their willingness to continue use of e-health in the post-COVID  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful for seven students at East China University of Political Science and Law, who assisted us with data collection.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14461242.2021.1941184 pmid:34161186 fatcat:463nkzf5tjc2po35xzpqkhxvla

Carrying the War against COVID-19 into Ghanaian Communities: The Case of the Akan Community

Peter Arthur, Charles Ofosu Marfo, Elvis ResCue
2021 E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences  
The paper further observes that the COVID-19 communication in Ghana fails to recognize the subtle creative processes of translating concepts in English into Akan due to the influence of the contexts of  ...  These challenges have resulted in minimum or complete lack of cooperation by Akan communities thus throwing the whole COVID-19 campaign into jeopardy.  ...  This study therefore explores communications around the COVID-19 pandemic and how the protocols to be observed are communicated to the people, using the Akan communities of Ghana as a case study.  ... 
doi:10.38159/ehass.2021282 fatcat:rgduotk3mfak7nlga7atz5ogym

The Perceptions of Primary School Teachers of Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period: A Case Study in Indonesia

Rasmitadila Rasmitadila, Rusi Rusmiati Aliyyah, Reza Rachmadtullah, Achmad Samsudin, Ernawulan Syaodih, Muhammad Nurtanto, Anna Riana Suryanti Tambunan
2020 Journal of ethnic and cultural studies  
This study explores the perceptions of primary school teachers of online learning in a program developed in Indonesia called School from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  ...  Broadly, the success of online learning in Indonesia during the COVID-19 Pandemic was determined by the readiness of technology in line with the national humanist curriculum, support and collaboration  ...  She has worked in several research projects in the field of management of education and teacher education.  ... 
doi:10.29333/ejecs/388 fatcat:hnmg6nh6zbdmtd47tcumyrxzaq

Spatio-temporal simulation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak using the agent-based modeling approach (Case study: Urmia, Iran)

Navid Mahdizadeh Gharakhanlou, Navid Hooshangi
2020 Informatics in Medicine Unlocked  
In this research, the outbreak of COVID-19 disease was simulated with the help of ABM so that all agents considered in the ABM along with their attributes and behaviors as well as the environment of the  ...  The ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 as the current global concern threatens lives of many people around the world.  ...  Ali Akbari due to his beneficial medical advice as well as the personnel of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education for providing and sharing the COVID-19 notifications.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.imu.2020.100403 pmid:32835081 pmcid:PMC7391021 fatcat:xeuwnep3nnbutj2ccqoiv6c7wy

Explorative–descriptive study on the effects of COVID-19 on access to antiretroviral therapy services: the case of a teaching hospital in Ghana

Susanna Aba Aba Abraham, Patience Fakornam Doe, Gifty Osei Berchie, Elizabeth Agyare, Stephen Ayisi Addo, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah
2022 BMJ Open  
ObjectiveTo explore how the COVID-19 pandemic affected access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) services from the perspective of the persons living with HIV (PLWH).DesignThe study adopted an exploratory-descriptive  ...  In spite of the challenges, several strategies were implemented to accommodate the patients' needs while protecting them from contracting the virus by instituting the stipulated COVID-19 protocols.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to all the patients who participated in the study, health workers in the ART clinic who facilitated the recruitment of patients, and the management of the CCTH  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056386 pmid:35613780 pmcid:PMC9125379 fatcat:cky7kdud2rhhtlu4h74vnyluu4

Social Sciences and Social Justice in the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Measures Against COVID-19 - the Case Study of France in 2020

Maria Verykiou, Laurent Denis, Cyril Pervilhac
2022 Journal of Social Sciences (New York, N.Y.)  
The social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been profound. This study uses France as a case-study to analyze the role of social sciences in the COVID-19 response from March 2020 to February 2021.  ...  components such as mental health, communication and community engagement lacked in the evaluation of France's COVID-19 response.  ...  Acknowledgement We thank Stephane Cullati for his contribution to the review of the paper throughout its development and Lucia Brugnara.  ... 
doi:10.3844/jssp.2022.6.18 fatcat:kypuwafbnrcfbhrapbccl4caoi

Internally displaced persons and COVID-19: a wake-up call for and African solutions to African problems � the case of Zimbabwe

Roda Madziva, Juliet Thondhlana, Evelyn Chiyevo Garwe, Moses Murandu, Godfrey Chagwiza, Marck Chikanza, Julita Maradzika
2021 Journal of the British Academy  
In this paper we engage with the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing in two informal settlements in Zimbabwe, within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  We then move on to show the importance of leveraging local low-cost COVID-19 solutions, drawing on the example of the innovations that the project adapted in order to meet the needs of the IDPs residing  ...  The study and methodology This article is based on data collected for the project, 'Internally Displaced Persons and COVID-19: Leveraging local low cost COVID-19 solutions in informal settlements in Zimbabwe  ... 
doi:10.5871/jba/009s1.285 fatcat:iql72pj5czezdafhhkxbr6tcuu

Inequitable impact of infection: social gradients in severe COVID-19 outcomes among all confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases during the first pandemic wave in Sweden

Per E. Gustafsson, Miguel San Sebastian, Osvaldo Fonseca-Rodriguez, Anne-Marie Fors Connolly
2021 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health  
BackgroundThe backdrop of the ubiquitous social inequalities has increasingly come into foreground in research on the COVID-19 pandemic, but the lack of high-quality population-based studies limits our  ...  Information was retrieved from multiple registers and linked by the unique Swedish personal identity number concerning COVID-19 case identification; COVID-19 hospitalisations, intensive care admissions  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Wolfgang Lohr, Medical Data Manager at Dept of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, for his invaluable assistance in managing the data of the project.  ... 
doi:10.1136/jech-2021-216778 pmid:34526373 pmcid:PMC8449839 fatcat:x5psv7p4e5cdpjyp6kyg4p6azu

The Impact of COVID-19 Crisis upon the Consumer Buying Behavior of Fresh Vegetables Directly from Local Producers. Case Study: The Quarantined Area of Suceava County, Romania

Alina Butu, Ioan Sebastian Brumă, Lucian Tanasă, Steliana Rodino, Codrin Dinu Vasiliu, Sebastian Doboș, Marian Butu
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The present paper intends to address the impact of COVID-19 crisis upon the consumer buying behavior of fresh vegetables directly from local producers as observed 30 days later, after enforcing the state  ...  Further research has been conducted by interpreting the changes triggered by the COVID-19 crisis on the purchasing intention of such products before and after the end of the respective crisis.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17155485 pmid:32751368 fatcat:plngxhnlvvg4fi5ngpcn7j3h2y

How did Occupational and Employee Health Services Provide Strategic Input to Organizational Emergency Contingency Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

2021 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine  
A further strength of many individual programmes is in exploring innovative models of service delivery, for example, involving private providers in the care of TB.  ...  WHO supports countries in developing and applying different data collection and data management tools, from personal medical records to population data records, and in analysing the data produced.  ... 
doi:10.1097/jom.0000000000002146 pmid:33652449 fatcat:5u3gcs7dfjb7zhjwt75udvxhbe

District-Level Risk Factors for COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in Nepal

Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, Sabina Shrestha, Hwan-Cheol Kim
2022 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Adult literacy rate was negatively associated with the COVID-19 incidence.  ...  were the main data sources for the district-level socio-demographic characteristics.  ...  The highest rate of COVID-19 mortality was 32 per 100,000 (Table S1 ). In addition, we conducted an analysis using province-level data to show interprovincial variation in the COVID-19 outcomes.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph19052659 pmid:35270351 pmcid:PMC8910479 fatcat:x76ukejc6rbnnjeo5qpv57hs64

Citizen responses to government restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey in Switzerland (Preprint)

Kevin Selby, Marie-Anne Durand, Alexandre Gouveia, Francesca Bosisio, Gaia Barazzetti, Maxime Hostettler, Valerie D'Acremont, Alain Kaufmann, Christian von Plessen
2020 JMIR Formative Research  
Mean levels of worry about the COVID-19 pandemic were higher in women than men (55 vs 44/100, p<0.001), and in lower health literacy respondents (57 vs 52/100, p=0.03).  ...  Our aim was to assess citizens' knowledge and perceptions about COVID-19 recommendations in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank all of our community partners for their responsiveness and support, especially Yannis Papadaniel from the Fédération Romande des Consommateurs.  ... 
doi:10.2196/20871 pmid:33156809 fatcat:dapj3dn7yfgztocvmlsmypuk6y

The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on anxiety, health literacy, and eHealth literacy in 2020 related to healthcare behavior in Thailand

Passakorn Suanrueang, Department of Healthcare Administration Specialty in Psychology,College of Medical and Health Science, Asia University, Taiwan, Mein-Woei Suen, Hsiao-Fang Lin, Tze-Kiong Er, Maria Michaela Quilang Jamora, Department of Psychology, College of Medical and Health Science, Asia University, Taiwan, Department and graduate institute of early childhood development and education, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan, Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, Asia University, Taiwan, Department of Psychology, College of Medical and Health Science, Asia University, Taiwan
2022 Journal of Public Health and Development  
in the new normal of COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand.  ...  of the 700-respondents in total.  ...  In the current study, we explored the relationships among these variables during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  ... 
doi:10.55131/jphd/2022/200115 fatcat:wxw5kjzigzetjpzckhxot7eyvy

Revisit the Effects of Health Literacy on Health Behaviors in the Context of COVID-19: The Mediation Pathways Based on the Health Belief Model

Huiqiao Zhang, Liyuan Chen, Fan Zhang
2022 Frontiers in Public Health  
In the context of COVID-19, People with limited HL are less likely to follow preventive measures such as wearing masks, social isolation, or taking the vaccination.  ...  The relationship between health literacy and health behaviors under COVID-19 was examined, and the potential mediation pathways were assessed based on the health belief model.ResultsWith linear regression  ...  INTRODUCTION From the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 (1) till May 9, 2022, more than 500 million confirmed cases infected with COVID-19 were reported, and over six million deaths (2) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2022.917022 pmid:35910896 pmcid:PMC9326304 fatcat:krhqfqijmra3jj5bs27r2xddz4
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