Review: Information typology in coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis; A commentary

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Review: Information typology in coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis; A commentary

Review: Information typology in coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis; A commentary

This letter to the editor presents a typology of mass and social media messages about COVID-19.

Providing accurate, timely information can help address economic, political, social, and health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors present a typology of COVID-19 information communicated on social and traditional media to inform health professionals, government officials, and media professionals of individuals’ behavioral patterns for managing the crisis. Messages included the following types of information: valid, comforting, perplexing, mis-, dis-, shocking, contradictory, doubtful, progressive, postponed, and confidential. It is important that disseminators of information be aware of the types of information circulating so that they can address the needs in their community to get through the crisis at minimum cost.

|2020-05-08T11:56:40-04:00May 8th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

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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