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Understanding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) risk perceptions among the public to enhance risk communication efforts: a practical approach for outbreaks, Finland, February 2020
Anna-Leena Lohiniva1, Jussi Sane1, Katja Sibenberg1, Taneli Puumalainen1, Mika Salminen1
Affiliations: 1 Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
Correspondence: Anna-Leena Lohiniva
Citation style for this article: 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
Received: 14 Mar 2020; Accepted: 02 Apr 2020
Understanding risk perceptions of the public is critical for risk communication. In February 2020, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare started collecting weekly qualitative data on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) risk perception that informs risk communication efforts. The process is based on thematic analysis of emails and social media messages from the public and identifies factors linked to appraisal of risk magnitude, which are developed into risk communication recommendations together with health and communication experts.
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Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Finland; Society.