Patterns of Social Reactions to COVID-19 Pandemic; Reasons & Proposed Ways to Overcome


  • Kaenat Ahmed CMH Lahore Medical College



This study on the patterns of social reactions to a pandemic has been done amid the spread of COVID-19 globally.  Worldwide, everyone reacts differently to every single situation that takes place, especially those as serious as a pandemic.  Every individual builds a social reaction unique to his/her concerns.  The purpose of this study is to explore the types of reactions people have been showing amid the pandemic from COVID-19, which could help policy makers all over the world to figure out and adapt to the situation according to their own needs and concerns rather than applying a single solution universally.  Due to novelty of the topic, and hence limited availability of formal research, this study mostly relies upon reports in print and electronic media about the emerging situation.  The study suggests that worldwide, there have been four broad categories of social reactions to a pandemic which include fear, panic, indifference and fatalism.  After studying these social reactions, the research comes up with strategies to help resolve these concerns which will eventually help everyone accept the situation and tackle it wisely.


COVID-19, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Social Reactions, Behaviour, Behavioural Pattern


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How to Cite

Ahmed, K. (2020). Patterns of Social Reactions to COVID-19 Pandemic; Reasons & Proposed Ways to Overcome. Advanced Journal of Social Science, 7(1), 54-59.