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Understanding how people think about the spread of COVID in Africa

Storer, Liz and Fergus, Cristin (2021) Understanding how people think about the spread of COVID in Africa. LSE COVID-19 Blog (13 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Early in the pandemic, rumours spread that Africans and people of African descent enjoyed immunity to COVID. Later, people’s understandings of how the virus is transmitted changed, focusing on the perceived risks posed by migrants, drivers, traders and other mobile individuals. Liz Storer and Cristin Fergus (LSE) explain how ‘infodemiology’ informs our understanding of the pandemic.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa
Geography & Environment
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: 22 Jul 2021 14:15
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 10:42

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