Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Covid19


Covid-19 Impacts On Organization Infrastructure Via Exploiting Society Digital Illiteracy: The Rise Of Electronics

Haitham Hilal Al Hajri; Badar Mohammed Al Mughairi; Mohammad Shahadat Hossain; Asif Mahbub Karim

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 506-510

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the headline over the past few months and forced the institution and individuals to work remotely and practices such as social distancing. Consequently, the cybercriminals urgent implementation of technology to enable the organization to work remotely by conducting cyber-attack targeting critical organization within countries. This article discusses the different type of cyber threats and its impact to the organizations during COVID-19 pandemic by exploiting the digital and technology.

AWARENESS OF COVID-19 AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS IN CHENNAI, INDIA- A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED STUDY

Dr. Niha Naveed; Dr. Thailavathy; Dr. Kannan Sabapathy

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1620-1625

BACKGROUND: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19) is a global public-health emergency. Dental professionals are considered to be at high risk, as most dental treatment procedures can lead to the spread of infection due to the direct proximity with saliva, blood and generation of aerosols.
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, awareness and hygiene practices regarding COVID-19 among dental students in Chennai, India during these critical times.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A self-administered, structured, close-ended 15-point questionnaire was distributed among the undergraduate and postgraduate dental students in Chennai. A total of 198 participants completed the questionnaire. Convenience sampling method was used for data collection and the distribution of responses was presented as percentages. RESULTS: Among the 198 participants a total of 54 (27.2%) exhibited high level of knowledge while 67 (33.8%) demonstrated moderate knowledge and 77 (38.8%) demonstrated low level of knowledge. Mean knowledge score was 8.5, minimum and maximum scores were 4 and 15 respectively among the dental students.
CONCLUSION: Most the participants seemed to have inadequate knowledge about COVID19 and precautionary measures taken to prevent COVID19 from spreading. These show vulnerabilities in the knowledge of dental students to deal with the current scenario and thus, there is a need to improve the knowledge of dental students through health education and training programmes. After the condition is normalised, further research on the subject are also required.

AWARENESS ABOUT THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA DURING COVID19 AMONG GENERAL PUBLIC OF CHENNAI - A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY

C.M. Aathira; Dr. R. V. Geetha

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 149-160

Media follows every step and multiple stories to provide the public with continuous updates. It has transformed and evolved to an effective communicating mode through radio television internet access it conveys a sense of unity and 80 to 90% of the people browse news for an average of 24 hours a week. It is recognised as a powerful source as it helps in shaping the things happening around the world and ourselves. Social media has an important role to play in every aspect like business, education and all other important information not only as an entertainment tool. Nowadays, some companies utilise social media platforms to advertise their products and sell them online. Educators use social media to communicate some useful stuff related to their subject and share their opinion. It also has a dark side to be discussed like the spread of misinformation. Even before the authorised announcement of Covid19, the use of mask and hand sanitizers was at a hike due to the panic caused by social media regarding the outbreak. A cross sectional survey was conducted to assess the knowledge of the public on social media on the pandemic COVID 19. The sample size chosen for the study was hundred people from the Chennai district. A questionnaire consisting of 15 questions were circulated through online and the data collected were statically analysed using SPSS software. Chi square test was used to analyse the significant difference between the gender and responses on knowledge and awareness based questions.It is clear that the majority of the population are aware about the role of social media during covid-19 and also the spread of misinformation through the same media platform. From the results obtained it can be concluded that the population involved in this study is aware about the role of social media during covid-19