The early stages of an outbreak often see heightened public anxiety, concerns, different levels of perceived risk, misinformation, and stigmatization.
How do individuals and communities perceive risks, individual human rights, ethical duties and their own socio-economic situations regarding this pandemic? How do different publics’ understandings of the disease evolve?
How does engagement in social media affect attitudes toward COVID-19 and containment measures? Which information about the pandemic from which sources is being sought? What is the level of trust in these sources?