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I am very interested in phenomena like human stampedes as an act of mass impulse among a crowd of people in which the crowd collectively begins running with no clear direction or purpose for example during an offical sporting or music event. So I decided for the fourth secret "Managing Panic in a Pandemic".
Furthermore it's very interesting for me how journalists react during a pandemic and how they publish information of the government to the general population. In this context Dori Reissman talks about the concept of "psychological first aid and that

[...] she hopes that journalists will infuse their stories with the five elements of psychological first aid - safety, calming, connection, efficacy and hope [...]

Very interesting is also her reference to the language we use in times of pandemics. Because we (especially journalists) have to weight their intention depending on the evocation of the pandemic and general and pure information.
Panic really is about a loss of social order, a loss of internal order. Most of the time people are running around doing what they believe is self-protective. It's not panic, but it might not be social order.

Here also emotionally and factually generated facts play an important role. Journalists have to make up their minds wheter they want to support or even start a mass panic or if they want to help solving the problem by reporting in a equivalent way. In a pandemic all inhabitants are involved. Also journalists with an important role as a mediator.

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