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I choose the secret “Managing Panic in a Pandemic”
I think it's important that journalists deal cautiously with the word “panic”, and educate the citizens. They have a big responsibility.
“Journalists play a key role helping government manage fear in the general population during a disaster, says epidemiologist Dori Reissman, a commander with the United States Public Health Service. In this section, Reissman explains how the government uses insights from behavioral and social science research to maintain public trust and get messages across in a crisis; how an expert panel came up with the concept of “psychological first aid”; and why she hopes that journalists will infuse their stories with the five elements of psychological first aid—safety, calming, connection, efficacy and hope—should a severe pandemic arrive.”