Review: Amid coronavirus pandemic, what information should be public?

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Review: Amid coronavirus pandemic, what information should be public?

Review: Amid coronavirus pandemic, what information should be public?

In this news article, lawmakers discuss the need for transparent communication while complying with privacy laws.

Balancing informational needs with privacy expectations may be a tricky task during a crisis situation. Ultimately, safety and awareness must be emphasized with a delicate balance of maintaining confidentiality. Government officials argue that states should err on the side of transparency while complying with federal privacy standards. Many have agreed that this unprecedented public health crisis has demonstrated just how critical accurate and complete information is. They also noted that lawmakers may want to revisit restrictive laws that hinder the sharing of information.

|2020-04-03T13:36:37-04:00April 3rd, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Amid coronavirus pandemic, what information should be public?

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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