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Quick-Response-Research on SARS-CoV-2


Disaster Research Unit (DRU)

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The Disaster Research Unit is responding to the current SARS-CoV-2 situation with various quick response research and science outreach activities: Firstly, an analysis of quarantine facilities with expert interviews and a quantitative survey of the helpers will be carried out. Its subject will be the experiences of emergency services with this situation, which is unfamiliar in the national context. Secondly, a quantitative population survey will be carried out, dealing with fears and worries, vulnerabilities and (information) needs. Thirdly, aspects of the SARS-CoV-2 situation are taken into account in the WAKE project, which examines the integration of civil protection in Germany, Austria and Italy in the context of this cross-border situation. Fourthly, students can write their assignments on the current situation. Prof. Voss regularly offers web-based Q&A sessions in which inputs on various topics related to Covid-19 are presented and current developments are discussed. The participants also have the opportunity to ask questions. The session is open to everyone who is interested. For further information please sign up for the mailing-list https://lists.fu-berlin.de/listinfo/covid-19-info#subscribe

Early this April an evaluation of the public survey on the perception of the Pandemic by the German population has been published:

Schulze, Katja; Bock, Nicolas; Dittmer, Cordula; Flörchinger, Verena; Lorenz, Daniel F.; Merkes, Sara T.; Voss, Martin (2020): Die SARS-CoV-2-Pandemie aus Sicht der Bevölkerung. Ergebnisse einer Bevölkerungsbefragung. KFS Working Paper Nr. 16. Berlin: KFS. Download. DOI: 10.17169/refubium-26823

The second public survey focusing on the changed perceptions on the COVID-19 situation was published early in July:

Schulze, Katja; Merkes, Sara T.; Kleinebrahn, Anja; Flörchinger, Verena; Voss, Martin (2020): Veränderte Wahrnehmungen der COVID-19-Lage von März bis April 2020: Ergebnisse einer deutschlandweiten Panelbefragung. KFS Working Paper Nr. 17. Berlin: KFS. Download. DOI: 10.17169/refubium-27376

A collection of media articles and interviews with DRU researchers on the SARS-CoV-2-Pandemie can be found here: https://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/ethnologie/forschung/arbeitsstellen/katastrophenforschung/DRU_Media_Digest/index.html

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