During emergencies, exposure to false information can increase individual vulnerability. Our study contributes to a better understanding of how the effects of false information are mitigated by the emergency management systems in Europe.
The outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 propelled the creation, transmission, and consumption of false information – unverified claims, misleading statements, false rumours, conspiracy theories, and so on – all around the world.
This article promotes the application of the intersectionality perspective in the study of vulnerable groups, and calls for intersectionality as a guiding principle in risk and crisis management, to provide a better and more nuanced picture of vulnerabilities and vulnerable groups.
This May all countries join forces and respond united to coronavirus pandemic. The world quickly needs to develop and deploy effective and affordable diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine. Without them, every country in the world remains vulnerable.