Risk Communication

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This page collects observations, interpretations, and consequences action about the epidemiology of SARS-CoV2 in general. Please observe the structure of the page, when you add your content. Please use references where possible. Remember to find the relevant page. For example, if your observation is about transmission routes, please use that page, instead of posting your content here.

Social Media

  • Based on thematic analysis of emails and social media messages from the public, Finnish researchers identified factors linked to appraisal of risk magnitude, which they developed into risk communication recommendations (see image) [1]

Risk perception and risk communication analytical framework, based on data collected from social media posts and emails from the public on coronavirus disease, Finland, 3–25 February 2020 (n = 116)


Analysis and interpretation

Consequences for action


  1. Lohiniva Anna-Leena, Sane Jussi, Sibenberg Katja, Puumalainen Taneli, Salminen Mika. Understanding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) risk perceptions among the public to enhance risk communication efforts: a practical approach for outbreaks, Finland, February 2020. Euro Surveill. 2020;25(13):pii=2000317. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.13.2000317