Communication and management of public risks (with specific reference to the COVID-19 global pandemic)

Publication Type:

Journal Articles


Current Science, Volume 118, Issue 12, p.1878-1884 (2020)



Communication and management, global pandemic, public risks and perception


We are in the midst of a global pandemic, the COVID-19. With no vaccine against the infection or medicines to treat the infected, the world is struggling to cope up with the increasing infections and casualties. It is recognized by everyone that the only option available to reduce the spread of the infection is to bring in lifestyle changes. Active participation by everyone is mandatory for success of this strategy. It is emphasized that the scientific community can play a very effective role in conveying this message across the entire population.