Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now” A guest post by & #PeterSandman
Now that a #COVID19 pandemic is very likely, risk communication experts Jody Lanard () and Peter Sandman have some great advice on what to tell the public. So far, I've heard few health officials talk about this. HT
"Like all good pandemic preparedness recommendations, it helps you rehearse emotionally, as well as logistically" Thanks to (Dr Jody Lanard) & Dr Peter Sandman who step us all through this process, thoroughly answering my…
I’ve talked to risk communication experts Peter Sandman and Jody Lanard in past outbreaks and it is really worth reading this piece of theirs on 's blog (another person worth following!)
I've been assuming for weeks that a large fraction of us (>10%) are going to get COVID-19 sooner or later. And there's a good chance it's covertly spreading in the UK & US. It's really weird that officials aren't planning around that baseline scenario
"Like all good pandemic preparedness recommendations, it helps you rehearse emotionally, as well as logistically" Thanks (Dr Jody Lanard) & Dr Peter Sandman for stepping through this process, thoroughly answering my…
Worth reupping this from the formidable and Peter Sandman. Provides context for today's semantic shift
“The desperate-sounding last-ditch containment messaging of recent days is contributing to a massive global misperception about the near-term future...”
⚠️Top virology experts agree that the #CoronavirusOutbreak is now a global #pandemic. The main goal of containment is not to stop #COVID19 (can’t be done), but instead, to SLOW it down to buy time to prepare. #coronavirus
That bad little “P” word is on all our minds. We are now at probably pandemic: Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now“ #coronavirus #covid19 #SARSCoV2
"In most countries – including our US & your Australia – ordinary citizens have not been asked to prepare. Instead, they have been led to expect that their governments will keep the #coronavirus from their doors."
"Like all good pandemic preparedness recommendations, it helps you rehearse emotionally, as well as logistically" Thanks (Dr Jody Lanard) & Dr Peter Sandman for stepping through this process, thoroughly answering my…
#COVID19 Thank you ⁩ for re-posting this! Excellent write-up of #RiskComm by expert risk communication team of Lanard and Sandman; followers who had asked me to give names-Lanard and Sandman are examples. Note vignettes from S’pore (2003).
"In most countries – including our United States and your Australia – ordinary citizens have not been asked to prepare. Instead, they have been led to expect that their governments will keep the virus from their doors" #COVID19
"Over-alarming risk messages are far more forgivable than over-reassuring ones.": Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now” #COVID19 #coronavirus
"Like all good pandemic preparedness recommendations, it helps you rehearse emotionally, as well as logistically" Thanks (Dr Jody Lanard) & Dr Peter Sandman for stepping through this process, thoroughly answering my…
1/n Essential hyperlinks for #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now” by Jody Lanard and Peter M. Sandman Virology Down Under Blog by Ian M Mackay, PhD (EIC) Feb 23 2020
Title says it all
This commentary is by longtime risk-communication experts Jody Landman () and Peter Sandman, reproduced at ’s Virology Down Under blog. Full text
I recommend this blog by & P Sandman on #COVID19 communication: critical role that people & communities need to play in slowing spread of the virus - and how logistic & emotional preparedness needs to start with people and their everyday lives
“It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now” ehrlicher Artikel über die nächste #COVID19 Phase #getready
From containment to pandemic (without the panic): how the messaging around COVID-19 needs to change
Strong recommendation to read this.
"The P word alone won’t help the public understand what’s about to change: the end of most quarantines, travel restrictions, contact tracing, & other measures designed to keep 'them' from infecting 'us,' & the switch to measures like canceling mass events"
worried about COVID-19? "Right now, today, start practicing not touching your face when you are out and about! You probably won’t be able to do it perfectly, but you can greatly reduce the frequency of potential self-inoculation."
A very good informed piece on the topic from collaborators of : TLDR; they should inform people earlier and risk smaller disturbances rather than later and have people panic
For some brilliant answers on the public health communication perspective of a pandemic, this is an excellent piece
"Like all good pandemic preparedness recommendations, it helps you rehearse emotionally, as well as logistically" Thanks (Dr Jody Lanard) & Dr Peter Sandman for stepping through this process, thoroughly answering my…
"Like all good pandemic preparedness recommendations, it helps you rehearse emotionally, as well as logistically" Thanks (Dr Jody Lanard) & Dr Peter Sandman for stepping through this process, thoroughly answering my…
Past Time to Tell the Public: 'It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now'
Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now”
It's Well Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now,” by , #PeterSandman via #coronavirus #covid19 #scicomm #riskcommunication
If containing the coronavirus ultimately fails, then societies will have to transition from containment strategies (like travel bans and contact tracing) and adopt a focus on managing the impact of a disease that could be everywhere. Useful discussion
For those just beginning to take #COVID19 seriously: The Atlantic's coverage is not paywalled: Follow and My newsletter subscribers found this very helpful when I sent it out a couple weeks ago:
What should happen now: "the end of most quarantines, travel restrictions, contact tracing, and other measures designed to keep “them” from infecting “us,” and the switch to measures ... designed to keep us from infecting each other."
Despite the headline, this piece isn’t fear mongering but has some useful tips and information on #Covid_19: Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now”
“...the end of most quarantines, travel restrictions, contact tracing, and other measures designed to keep “them” from infecting “us,” and the switch to measures like canceling mass events designed to keep us from infecting each other.“
On February 23, four weeks ago, well before the shit hit the fan, I said COVID-19 might well be all over the UK and US already. We now know this was the case. Shame on us for not listening to Ian M Mackay's prescient article:
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“Darned if you do, damned if you don’t.” - Virology Down Under
Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now”