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admin - Sep 27, 2020 03:43:45 am 49 Views Research

The Dynamic Relation between Policy and Risk Perception on COVID-19 in Indonesia

Team Leader : Suryani Amin, M.Si
Team Members : Dr. Indraswari, Bony Wiem Ph.D (Cand), Avianto Amri Ph.D (Cand)
Intern : Muhammad Ammar Erdianto
Point of Contact : Salma Nur Annisa

In the light of COVID-19 pandemic both citizens and policy makers are confronted with unprecedented risk of the virus. As the rapid spread of the infection growing into a global level pandemic, countries across the world have taken a range of different measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Nevertheless, human factors also play central role in the spread of the diseases considering pubic willingness to adopt appropriate health behavior will directly affect the outcome of measures issued by the government. Public willingness often associated with public risk perception, and perception of a risk can be influence by various factors such as media coverage, social cultural, social classes, trust in government or even emotions.

Government competence in handling the pandemic can influence how public perceive risk, for example strong risk management measures can increase people's compliance to public health mandates (wearing mask, social distancing) and thus slow the spread of the virus. Considering that Indonesia is a highly-diverse country with dynamic government it is important to have a better understanding of the complex relationship between policy and risk perception on COVID-19 in Indonesia, in order to generate strategic recommendation that can contribute to national risk management.

Last updated 27 September 2020

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