How Are People Responding To COVID-19: A Survey
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic on March 11, 2020. As of this writing, there are 2,064,815 confirmed cases and 137,078 deaths registered worldwide. The governments of different countries are taking various actions to prevent the spread of the virus and reduce mortality. The overall situation is stressful, especially for the general public, not only because they are trying to protect themselves and their family but also because of the horrifying news flooding their social media timelines and TV screens. In these situations, it is crucial to evaluate how the general public is getting their knowledge about the pandemic, how they are processing it, and what steps they are taking to protect themselves.
The survey aimed to evaluate how well the general public is coping with the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown situation. Inquiries were made about their stress level, their methods to reduce stress, the source they are using for getting COVID-19 related information, and the precautions they are taking to avoid contracting the virus, among other pertinent concerns.