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International Journal of Physiology, Exercise and Physical Education

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B (2023)

Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic: A study on the roles of print and electronic media

Author(s):

Dr. Hoshiyar Singh

Abstract:

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has emerged as an infectious ailment, attributed to a novel virus. This condition manifests primarily as a respiratory illness, characterized by symptoms such as coughing, fever, and, in severe instances, respiratory distress. Against this backdrop, both print and electronic media have assumed an indispensable role as vital conduits of information, delivering accurate and timely updates to the community regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The global health crisis stemming from COVID-19 has monopolized news coverage, underscoring the pivotal role that print and electronic media play in disseminating information to communities worldwide. Recognized as a formidable force, these media channels serve as a beacon of reliable information, empowering individuals to adopt proactive health measures. The spectrum of information spans crucial aspects like adhering to health protocols, maintaining physical distancing, utilizing face masks, and guidance on incorporating beneficial practices such as physical exercises, yoga, meditation, and immune-boosting diets.
However, the impact of print and electronic media is not unidimensional, as it can be characterized by both positive and negative dimensions. On the positive front, these media outlets contribute to the dissemination of vital health measures, fostering a collective commitment to public well-being. Conversely, the constant exposure to media coverage, through television or news reading, can induce negative consequences within the community. Instances of heightened anxiety, depression, and emotional distress may arise among individuals, highlighting the nuanced impact of media consumption during a pandemic.
In essence, the role of print and electronic media during the COVID-19 pandemic extends beyond mere information dissemination; it plays a paramount role in guiding communities through the challenges of the disease. Moreover, as we navigate the post-COVID scenario, the continued influence of these media outlets will remain instrumental in shaping public perceptions, fostering resilience, and charting a course towards recovery and normalization.
 

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Hoshiyar Singh. Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic: A study on the roles of print and electronic media. Int. J. Physiol. Exercise Phys. Educ. 2023;5(2):117-120. DOI: 10.33545/26647249.2023.v5.i2b.85
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