Communicating COVID-19: Media, Trust, and Public Engagement

Monique Lewis (Editor), Eliza Govender (Editor), Kate Holland (Editor)

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Abstract

This edited collection, follows on from 'Communicating COVID-19: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' (2021) and brings together different scholars from around the world to explore and critique the ongoing advances of communicating COVID, two years into the pandemic.

Pandemic life has become familiar to us, with all its disruptions and uncertainties. In the second year of COVID, many societies emerged well attuned to new waves of infections, while others, having initially demonstrated 'gold standard' responses, regressed, either through a premature end to public health restrictions or challenges around vaccine rollouts. In many countries, bitter social divisions have arisen over mask-wearing, lockdowns, quarantine and vaccination.

To better understand the ever evolving communicative landscape of COVID-19, this collection shares updated perspectives from the disciplines of media and communication, journalism, public health and primary care, sociology, and political and behavioural science, addressing the major issues that have confronted communicators, including vaccine hesitancy, misinformation, and the mobilisation of community driven communication responses as restrictions eased in various parts of the world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Cham
Number of pages501
ISBN (Electronic)9783031412370
ISBN (Print)9783031412363
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2024

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