Risk Perception and COVID-19

Liliana Cori*, Fabrizio Bianchi, Ennio Cadum, Carmen Anthonj

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is shaking the foundations of public health governance all over the world. Researchers are challenged by informing and supporting authorities on acquired knowledge and practical implications. This Editorial applies established theories of risk perception research to COVID-19 pandemic, and reflects on the role of risk perceptions in these unprecedented times, and specifically in the framework of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Special Issue “Research about risk perception in the Environmental Health domain”.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3114
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Risk perception
  • Environmental health
  • Decision making
  • Risk governance
  • Risk communication
  • Stakeholder participation
  • COVID-19


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