- June 11, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Science and tech
The Union Health Minister has said “social vaccines” are available solution to fight the pandemic (Covid-19).
- A social vaccine is a metaphor for a series of social and behavioural measures like social distancing, wearing masks that governments can use to raise public consciousness about unhealthy situations through social mobilization.
- Social mobilization can empower populations to resist unhealthy practices, increase resilience, and foster advocacy for change.
- When applied to pandemics, the effectiveness of a social vaccine is determined by the extent of dissemination and uptake of accurate information about personal infection risk and methods to reduce the risk through consistent core messages disseminated through a variety of means.