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…What Form Of Communication For The Mental Health Of Populations In Areas Exposed To The Vulnerabilities Of Pandemics?

Information on the proliferation of communicable diseases is itself a source of discomfort capable of worsening people's sensitivities to resistance to pathogens. In another sense, this information, once retained by the populations, does not facilitate preventive measures.

In the case of the "no regret policy", recently between Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea, information on the circulation of ebola raged, so that populations were alarmed without being able to leave. trauma related only to the fear of the presence of the virus in the areas indicated. People were presumably under the fear. Fears in the absence of evidence made much of the population sicker, even before cross-analyzes from other laboratories informed of the absence of the Ebola virus in Côte d'Ivoire, the spread of this information in terms of journalistic ethics qualifies as prosecution. Although, in this precise case, it is the authority itself which is responsible for this first declaration, and which justifies it by the measures which are not initially announced in the information, thus putting the professionalism of the media into question. .

It is therefore for a true journalism, to find the best tools for the supervision of the dissemination of health information, recommend the professionals of the trade.

Since the appearance of virus diseases, the force of the media, which must be the search for clear evidence before any publication, is on the way to disappear. This is because health organizations decide otherwise. The regalian role of watchdog that the media must play while searching, now passes for a role of support dog, entering into the logic of pure communication. Which is not * "journalism *".

The balance of information that would require that any information before being published is confronted with contradictory evidence no longer exists, under the fear of being held responsible for the supposed mortality of populations, in the event of a prevention deficit. by the media.

Thus, the information goes in all directions, and without knowing it deviates from the fundamentals of journalism, the * golden rule *.

The questioning of protection protocols is not discussed in the media, and this does not mean that these protocols are free from criticism. It is a joke for a media to challenge the weakness of the protection protocols. For example the player Lionel Messi who appears on a PSG playing field, crammed with thousands of his supporters and fans, without respecting the distancing measures ...

In airports, health protocols put in place convince journalists without their having the proof ... and yet convinced that it works wonderfully.

Either way, the situation is really dire. Today, information about COVID19 is so sensitive that it terrorizes everyone.

Without knowing the nature of vaccines, can journalists give themselves the means to inform or confirm their effectiveness?

Throughout the procedural chain, the media are excluded from the right to scrutinize the management of the health crisis due to covid19. What is hiding this opacity that the media covet?

It is time to review together the means of combating Covid19, with the establishment of real global media coordination on the management of health information, and to take the necessary measures to assess the moral and psychological pollution caused by information related to unlikely governance of the global health crisis.

The WHO and the media specialized in health are meeting in the coming days to measure the cause. We will come back to that.

Expert AyegnonKossi

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