STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT THE COVID-19 RESPONSE IN LMICs - Shared screen with speaker view
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Feel free to add your questions in the Q+A box and we will answer as many as we can at the end
Let us know in the chat! What misinformation have you seen, and where are you from?
Hi, I am Anima Sharma from INDIA
I wonder but I find this a perfect platform to clear one of the belief spreading in our part is that heat would kill this virus
Is this true?
If heat would then at what temperature
Is it OK to use herbal concoctions we take for the general flue
Thanks, I also think the same because in India it is the peak summer season and the cases are risingrapidly here
Hi all Marcia from Trinidad. We found that social distancing and personal hygiene has helped. Also following the guidelines from the public health officials in daily public briefings
Sometimes lack of information and today's time of IT revolution, 'over' information is leading to several types of stigma and discrimination. I read a case that when a medical doctor came back after being quarentined to her homw then her neighbours misbehaved with her. It is shocking but
lot of hammering about the contagiousness of the virus has created havoc.
Then there are news that somebody under quarentine committed suicide.
And at the same time people are ignoring social distancing in their interest. Are they not , putting all the people at risk?
This is a unique pandemic. Do you think the guidelines issued by WHO are absolute?
I think media should play responsible role in giving information. Because audience is from different background and at different level of exposure and understanding.