Author(s) / Creator(s)
Omer, Saad B.
De Bock, Freia
von Rüden, Ursula
Other kind(s) of contributor
University of Copenhagen: Böhm, Robert
Leibniz-Institut für Resilienzforschung (LIR): Klaus Lieb
Abstract / Description
In a crisis such as the current outbreak of the newly emerged coronavirus, it is of utmost importance to monitor public perceptions of risk, protective and preparedness behaviours, public trust, as well as knowledge and misinformation to enable government spokespeople, the media, and health organizations to implement adequate responses (WHO Europe, 2017; World Health Organization, 2017). The purpose of this serial cross-sectional study COSMO is to allow rapid and adaptive monitoring of these variables over time and to assess the relations between risk perceptions, knowledge and misinformation to preparedness and protective behaviour regarding COVID-19 in Germany.