Dealing with Fear and Panic During an Outbreak
Dr Eugene Tee, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
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Singapore has announced a code orange in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, which resulted in a flurry of panic buying among its citizens. We take a look at how panic spreads within a society and why that could be dangerous.
Produced by: Lim Sue Ann
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek, Lim Sue Ann, Juliet Jacobs
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, The Daily Digest, COVID-19, 2019nCoV, novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease, Singapore, Singapore Ministry of Health, Code Orange, Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON), panic buying, self-preservation, flight response, xenophobia, fake news, misinformation, conspiracy theories,