Perceived Risk of COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Public Worry and Trust
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Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Baharan Psychiatric Hospital, Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchistan, IRAN
Online publication date: 2020-03-27
Publication date: 2020-03-27
Electron J Gen Med 2020;17(4):em203
In late December 2019, an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was started in Wuhan, China, and quickly reached the other countries of the world. In comparison with the other members of coronaviruses family such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, COVID-19 appears to have a lower fatality rate (virulence). However, the high transmission rate of this virus, as well as the lack of vaccines and certain pharmaceutical treatments for COVID-19 have posed serious challenges to the control of the disease spread.
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