The health care services offered by the public authorities and/or private providers play an important role in reducing the individual risk of serious illness or death. Through these functions, medical and health care service providers (general hospitals) protect the community social capital against losses of human life, severe sickness and disability.
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.
We expect natural or man-made disasters and global crises to become more frequent, especially as climate change is creating more unpredictable future scenarios, making communities around the world vulnerable to the impact of different disasters. As a response, great efforts are made to develop modern tools to help build resilience. Within the BuildERS project, the potential of using mobile positioning data (MPD) for disaster management is being explored.
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.