Role of media during covid-19

Media played a very significant role in this pandemic covid-19 just think what has been happened during 1918 when flu pandemic occurred according to CDC approx third of world’s population was impacted.That time there was no news channels and technology was not so advanced like today.There were no social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. It is the matter to think how important and precaution had been shared.Then public health reports by Minneapolis response shows some very important and critical information were shared via boy scouts, postmen, teachers.

Role of media during covid-19
Role of media during covid-19

Impact and role of media considering current covid-19 pandemic

Media played a very significant role in this pandemic covid-19 just think what has been happened during 1918 when flu pandemic occurred according to CDC approx third of world’s population was impacted.That time there was no news channels and technology was not so advanced like today.There were no social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. It is the matter to think how important and precaution had been shared.Then public health reports by Minneapolis response shows some very important and critical information were shared via boy scouts, postmen, teachers.
That time boy scouts and postman played a very important role in giving information to public or people by going to streets and knocking door to door and give information related to the flu in 1918 but nowadays scenario is different.Today in 21st century, people started making social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands frequently.They didn’t wait for boy scouts or postmen to come.This is the difference.
During covid-19 pandemic social media has been flooded with coronavirus, its symptoms, social distancing, wearing masks like information. It has impacted in such a way that people started to maintain social distancing, washing their hands frequently, wearing masks.

Negative side of media during pandemic

Media houses in democratic India can be judged during this pandemic how they forget their responsibilities of honest journalism.Media is important piller of democracy but during pandemic, instead of questioning and pressurising govt bodies to take necessary steps towards precaution they spread hatred among citizens.
When lockdown announced with four hour prior notice, it created panic everywhere.People started returning back to their homes.Many people stranded at places they were.Many muslim jamatis left stranded in Delhi’s Tablighi jamaat markaz.They couldn’t return their homes due to complete lockdown.Media houses started giving Muslim angle. National media’s(except some) said this “Corona Jihad” and “Corona Terrorism”. Muslims were attaked at many places in India because of this.
People were already feared and been stressed during pandemic and daily news of Covid-19 are increasing their stress.

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