International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 8, Issue 11 (2021)

Conceptions and misconceptions about coronavirus in Uganda


Olema Hamiza

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to clearly describe coronavirus concepts, and address misconceptions that abound about it in Uganda. A qualitative review of more than 40 articles on coronavirus, published between 2019 and 2021 was done. Results showed that the different myths and misconceptions about coronavirus are not true and misleading. The coronavirus concepts are scientifically testable and can be formulated with reasonable clarity. The contribution of this study is: better understanding of conceptions and misconceptions about coronavirus in Uganda. The government of Uganda, through the ministry of health can plan awareness campaigns and interventions to prevent or change peoples’ attitude and behaviour towards coronavirus, given the gravity of its impact. However, the findings of this study should be interpreted in the context of the potential limitations such as potential publication bias and inadequate capture of perspectives of the people about misconceptions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Olema Hamiza. Conceptions and misconceptions about coronavirus in Uganda. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 11, 2021, Pages 5-11
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