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The Influence of Public Risk Perception on COVID-19 Transmission Mitigation Strategies

EasyChair Preprint no. 12957

4 pagesDate: April 9, 2024


The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated swift and decisive public health measures globally. However, the efficacy of these measures heavily relies on the public's adherence and compliance, which are influenced by their risk perceptions. This study investigates the intricate relationship between public risk perception and the adoption of COVID-19 transmission mitigation strategies. Through a comprehensive literature review and empirical analysis, we explore the factors shaping public risk perception, including demographics, media exposure, and prior experiences with infectious diseases. Furthermore, we examine how these perceptions impact individuals' willingness to engage in preventive behaviors such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and vaccination. Our findings highlight the multifaceted nature of risk perception and its pivotal role in shaping public health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for designing effective communication strategies and interventions to enhance public compliance with mitigation measures and ultimately mitigate the spread of the virus.

Keyphrases: COVID-19, health education, Transmission Mitigation Strategies

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  author = {Shophia Lorriane},
  title = {The Influence of Public Risk Perception on COVID-19 Transmission Mitigation Strategies},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12957},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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