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Please read the following texts about the systemic risks (i.e., risks for the society and economy) of the coronavirus disease carefully. The texts are extracts from a newspaper article that was recently published in the New York Times.

[…] The coronavirus is thought to be much more dangerous for people over age 70 or with existing health conditions such as diabetes.

[…] But because the coronavirus spreads widely and quickly, it can overwhelm local health systems in a way that the flu does not.

[…] But the disease’s spread, along with measures to contain it, is also bringing disruptions that even the worst flu does not. Economic slowdowns, supply chain disruptions, school closures, public transit restrictions and mandatory work-from-home policies all exact tolls, whether you get sick or not.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/05/world/coronavirus-interpreter.html

 

Please carefully read the following Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advices for the public from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The advices are helpful to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

3HandwashHandrub  4CoverYourMouth

Source: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The Coronavirus disease can have many personal consequences for you, but also for the society at large.

Please write down the consequences posed by the Coronavirus disease that especially affect you (e.g. your health, your job, etc.).

  completely disagree
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disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
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rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
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I will practice hygiene measures to protect myself from getting sick (e.g., avoiding touching my eyes, nose and mouth, frequently washing my hands, etc.).
completely disagree
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disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
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  completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
+3
I will practice hygiene measures to protect others from getting sick (e.g., covering my mouth and nose with a tissue when I cough, frequently washing my hands, etc.).
completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
+3
  completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
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Generally, I will practice as much hygiene measures as possible (e.g., covering my mouth and nose with a tissue when I cough, frequently washing my hands, etc.).
completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
+3
I will avoid physical contact when greeting.
completely disagree
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disagree
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rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
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rather agree
+1
agree
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completely agree
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I will avoid crowded places, especially indoors.
completely disagree
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disagree
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rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
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rather agree
+1
agree
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completely agree
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I will avoid social gatherings at friends’ and family members’ homes.
completely disagree
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disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
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rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
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I will reduce personal contact with others as far as possible.
completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
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I will maintain a greater than usual physical distance from other people, avoid direct contact with people or objects in public places.
completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
+3
   
I am concerned about the societal risks of the Coronavirus.
I am concerned about my personal risks of the Coronavirus.

To what extent do you agree to take the following measures in order to fight the virus:

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not at all
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
completely agree
Shutting down schools.
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not at all
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10
completely agree
Shutting down restaurants and bars.
1
not at all
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10
completely agree
Shutting down dispensable stores.
1
not at all
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10
completely agree
Restricting stays outside (just to get to work, the doctor or shopping).
1
not at all
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10
completely agree
Staying at home in isolation.
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not at all
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completely agree
  completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
+3
I am worried about the Coronavirus disease because of the consequences for me (e.g., my health, my job, my family).
completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
+3
I am worried about the Coronavirus disease because of the consequences for the society at large (e.g., the economy, people at higher risk).
completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
+3
Generally, I am worried about the Coronavirus disease.
completely disagree
-3
disagree
-2
rather disagree
-1
neither/nor
0
rather agree
+1
agree
+2
completely agree
+3