COVID-19: Insights on Face Mask Use Global Review

This report looks at behaviors and perceptions around the use of face masks. It uses the latest available survey responses for each country between May 14th and June 4th, 2020. All responses have been aggregated to offer a global view of key insights related to COVID-19 and face mask use.

Source: COVID-19: Insights on Face Mask Use Global Review

    COVID-19 Behaviour Tracker

    This site tracks global behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The site tracks how people across the world are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The global survey, launched in partnership with YouGov (UK) the first week of April, is collecting fortnightly data from 29 countries to explore the public’s attitudes and health behaviors as the situation evolves.

    Through this survey they are monitoring how compliant individuals are with COVID-19 safety measures, such as self-isolation and avoiding unnecessary travel. They are also looking into a range of other relevant behaviours and measures, from hygiene to quality of life.

    Source: COVID-19 Behaviour Tracker

      Fighting an Epidemic of Misinformation: The Importance of Science and Learning in Dealing with Coronavirus

      This article states that a key part of the problem of coronavirus misinformation is that the public is effectively presented with various sources of information, through different digital media platforms, sometimes from anonymous sources and other times from figures claiming to have some degree of authority or credibility. It can be difficult to discern fact from fiction. And most worryingly this happens with alarming regularity, and spurious claims can gain incredible traction with huge swathes of the public in matter of days, even hours.

      The upshot is that evidence-based science is more important than ever. In the absence of a vaccine or validated antiviral treatments, information and public health measures are the only tools we have at our disposal to stop transmission of the virus, prevent deaths and keep our health systems running.Online surveys revealed that information overload and conflicting guidance are among the biggest concerns for the public during the current coronavirus outbreak.

      Source: Fighting an Epidemic of Misinformation: The Importance of Science and Learning in Dealing with Coronavirus