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Was the UK public prepared for a pandemic? Fear and awareness before COVID-19

Stevens, Daniel and Vaughan-Williams, Nick (2020) Was the UK public prepared for a pandemic? Fear and awareness before COVID-19. British Policy and Politics at LSE (14 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Using public opinion data, Dan Stevens and Nick Vaughan-Williams explain that a pandemic was simply not seen as a major threat by the British public prior to 2020, despite its prominence in government security strategy. Going forward, and given pandemics will continue to be a major threat, public knowledge needs to remain close to where it is now as opposed to where it seems to have been before COVID-19.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 28 May 2020 11:18
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104622

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