Overview of coronavirus online discussions in Sub-Saharan Africa
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads within Sub Saharan Africa, people take to social media to mostly reshare mainstream news reports on global trends of the epidemic, posts by influential personalities who have been infected and are battling the outbreak, actions being taken by government to curb the spread, information on precautionary measures and impact on key sectors including the economy and education. There are also concerns over misinformation, with the case of “chloroquine” being a specific example – driven by reports from the US including conflicting statements by President Trump, of the drug being a possible cure for the coronavirus disease.
Innovation in challenging times: Research during COVID-19
Standfirst: Doing research during a crisis allows businesses to better predict and prepare for what to do next. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event and created a world which is more complex and fluid than it was at the beginning of the year.
How can brands respond to the coronavirus crisis?
Since late January the coronavirus has dominated the news, certainly since it started spreading across many different parts of the world. This is creating a lot of uncertainty and having a big impact on people’s behaviour as the world is trying to contain the situation.
Ipsos partners with the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Resolve to Save Lives to develop guidelines for adapted Covid-19 preventive measures
This is the first project to come out of the World Economic Forum’s Covid-19 Action Platform with support from the World Health Organisation. Purpose of the collaboration is to support governments to help flatten the Covid-19 curve and minimise social and economic slowdown.