Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Volume 17, Issue 7 (April-1 2020) – 447 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a humanitarian emergency, which started in Wuhan in China in early December 2019 and after investigation was declared as an emergency in the third week of January 2020. With the virus being invisible and nonmeasurable, appropriate and timely information is very important to form the basic foundation of mitigation and curative measures. Infodemic, as it is termed by WHO, is a keyword, where different stakeholders’ participation, along with stricter regulation, is required to reduce the impact of fake news in this age of information and social media. Although different countries will need different approaches, focusing on its humanitarian nature and addressing infodemic issues are the two critical factors for future global mitigation efforts. This paper analyzes China’s efforts in first three months of this pandemic disaster. View this paper
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