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2022  |  Vol: 8(1)  |  Issue: 1(January-February)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2022.8.1.3
A Comprehensive Survey Report Regarding Public Perception on COVID-19

Aritra Saha, Sejuti Ray Chowdhury, Aditya Prasanna Mukherjee, Tiyas Saha, Monosiz Rahaman, Debasmita Dutta Roy, Arijit Das, Suraj Kumar Shah, Sourav De*

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Medical Sciences, Adamas University, Kolkata-700126 India

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Sourav De

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Medical Sciences, Adamas University, Kolkata-700126 India

 

Abstract

COVID-19 is one of the novel diseases of recent era. This virus affects the mankind almost in every aspect. The aim of this study is to understand the rudimentary idea of Corona Virus among people, to figure out the public awareness, to uncover misconception & myths about COVID-19. A total of 123 responses from two different regions of North 24 Paraganas, West-Bengal were received. Between two regions, ‘Region A’ belongs to Habra and ‘Region B’ belongs to Dumdum, respectively. Most of the respondents have adequate cognizance for COVID-19 outbreak and its preventive measures, have basic idea of about the virus. The people have the proper knowledge about the symptoms. They understand the need of preventive measures. They also know about do’s & don’t if someone having symptoms of COVID-19. Though there were some misconceptions about vaccination program. People used antibiotics excessively. Majority of the respondents were fully vaccinated. People were aware about the facilities of their respective healthcare departments. They gave honest reviews regarding the healthcare facilities in their locality. Additionally, they point out the pros and cons of the facilities. They used to follow trusted source of information from the government official websites, media, etc. Despite having sufficient understanding about the COVID-19, they lacked some essential knowledge like improper use of antibiotic, actual cause of the infection, etc. This survey will help the community to understand public perception regarding the spread and control of COVID-19. It also allows us to formulate strategies to suppress/eliminate this dreaded disease.

Keywords: COVID-19, perception, vaccination, knowledge, awareness

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