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The COVID-19 risk perception: A survey on socioeconomics and media attention

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  • Toan Luu Duc Huynh

    (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam))

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This brief communication examines the role of socioeconomic factors and use of social media on the risk perception about COVID-19 in Vietnam, which shares a common border with China. Moreover, Vietnam was the first country to succeed in containment of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003. From a sample of 391 Vietnamese respondents aged from 15 to 47 years, the present study found that geographical regions and behaviors in using social media have a positive impact on the risk perception of COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam. It also adds to the significance of understanding the risk perception among people to communicate the public health response to COVID-19 to curb the spread of this deadly virus.

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  • Toan Luu Duc Huynh, 2020. "The COVID-19 risk perception: A survey on socioeconomics and media attention," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 40(1), pages 758-764.
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    COVID-19; risk perception; socioeconomic; social media;
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    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics

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