The Difference that Public Figures Can Make in the War against Coronavirus Pandemic
Currently the world is facing a pandemic that is endangering human race. Corona virus or COVID 19 is the name of the pandemic I am referring to. The virus has spread to almost all countries all over the world after originating from Wuhan china. However, there are many people who do not have any information about coronavirus yet. The people who are spreading the virus are the ones who have little information or do not know anything about this pandemic. However, information about the pandemic, how the viruses are spread and how to prevent contracting the disease can be spread in numerous ways. Sensitization of the public about coronavirus can be achieved in various ways, and one of them is the use of public figures.
Politicians, social media personalities and business leaders are public figures. Public figures hold a certain social position in the community that make them famous in the community. Therefore, public figures can use their popularity to spread information about coronavirus. A good way of influencing public belief and attitude towards the coronavirus is by through public figures. The efforts of public figures can go a long way to making sure the pandemic is well handled and subdued in time to avoid a catastrophe if they become enthusiastic in educating the public about the coronavirus pandemic.
Many governments have imposed lockdowns on their citizens, and this has affected a lot of economies. These lockdowns have been implemented to limit the movements of people so that the spread of the coronavirus can be minimal. Therefore, in addition to making economies fall, the lockdowns have made it difficult for people to interact physically. Therefore, public figures cannot go around sensitizing and educating the public about coronavirus. However, during the lockdowns, the internet can be a useful tool when it comes to spreading information about coronavirus.
Most public figures have social media accounts that they use to stay in touch with their fans. Also, due to the advancements in technology almost everyone has a mobile phone, a desktop, a laptop that is connected to the internet. To inform the public about coronavirus pandemic Public figures can use these social media platforms. Public figures can help in implementing governments’ orders, and requests that are aimed at ensuring the spread of the virus is limited if they inform the population. Also, public figures can be a source of hope to the world. A public figure can instill hope to millions of people who are infected by using his or her social position to inform the public about hope. To help the medical faculty and the governments in tackling coronavirus pandemic public figures should use their social positions.