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Understanding Public Perceptions of COVID-19 Transmission Risk in Dense Urban Areas

EasyChair Preprint no. 12958

9 pagesDate: April 9, 2024


The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of understanding public perceptions of transmission risk, particularly in densely populated urban areas where the virus can spread rapidly. This study investigates the nuances of public perceptions regarding COVID-19 transmission risk in dense urban settings. Through a mixed-methods approach combining surveys and qualitative interviews, we explore factors shaping these perceptions, including demographics, socio-economic status, and prior experiences with infectious diseases. Our findings reveal multifaceted attitudes towards transmission risk, influenced by factors such as proximity to high-traffic areas, access to healthcare, and trust in public health messaging. We identify key themes such as concerns about crowded spaces, hygiene practices, and perceptions of government response. Additionally, we examine the impact of social and cultural factors on risk perception, highlighting disparities in access to information and resources. Understanding these perceptions is crucial for informing targeted interventions and communication strategies to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in dense urban areas. This study contributes to the discourse on public health communication and urban planning by providing insights into how public perceptions shape behavior and decision-making in the context of infectious disease outbreaks.

Keyphrases: COVID-19, COVID-19 Transmission Risk, education science

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  author = {Shophia Lorriane},
  title = {Understanding Public Perceptions of COVID-19 Transmission Risk in Dense Urban Areas},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12958},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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