Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : public perception


PUBLIC PERCEPTION ON LOCKDOWN FOR COVID-19 - A SURVEY

Harini M; Ganesh Lakshmanan; Gayathri R

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 540-548

COVID-19 is a respiratory syndrome affecting countless numbers of lives all over the world. It is reportedly caused due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is known to impair the lower respiratory tract causing distress. Available evidence suggests that COVID-19 is to have natural origin and is transmitted by inhaling the droplets expelled from the sputum of infected patients. As governments have put down mandatory lockdown as a strategy to mitigate the COVID 19 pandemic, this study aims to view the public perception of imposed lockdown on them. A questionnaire was distributed through an online google forms link to about 100 people of South Indian population, belonging mostly to age groups >10 years of age. The study population were asked to fill out the online form after reading each question thoroughly. The results were collected and the data was analysed using SPSS version 20. From the study population, the whole of 100% of the participants gave a positive response when asked if they were aware of COVID-16 and were also aware of the lockdown situation. 100% of the population think that the lockdown for COVID-19 is highly essential in order to completely eradicate the virus. This study gives an insight on the positive public perception towards lockdown imposed on them for COVID-19.

WHAT IS THE SOURCE AND ORIGIN OF COVID 19 -A SURVEY ON POPULAR PERCEPTION

Shradha Jalan; Dr. Ganesh Lakshmanan; Dr. R. Gayathri

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 561-571

COVID-19 is a respiratory syndrome affecting countless numbers of lives all over the world. It is reportedly caused due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is known to impair the lower respiratory tract causing distress.Over 4 million laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide in about 187 countries. The study aims at analyzing the public perception on the source and origin of COVID- 19 and to spread its awareness among citizens. A questionnaire was distributed through an online google forms link to about 100 people. The study population was asked to fill out the online form after reading each question thoroughly. The results were collected and the data was analysed using SPSS version 20. From the results analysed from the responses of the study population, the majority of the participants gave a positive response and awareness about the source and origin of COVID-19. This study gives an insight on the public perception towards the source and origin of covid 19.