Mon 09-27-2021 22:23 PM
SHARJAH, September 27, 2021 (WAM) – Emarat Al Youm newspaper editor-in-chief Sami Al Reyami cited trust in official communication as the most effective element in conveying messages to the public.
“The main reason for the UAE’s successful handling of the COVID-19 crisis is the complete confidence that nationals and residents had in the official procedures being implemented. As fear and panic gripped the world whole, two simple words – “don’t worry” – – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, allayed the fears of residents of the UAE period has proven that even a simple message can go a long way in building public confidence, ”said Al Reyami.
“The biggest crisis we faced was the epidemic of fake news – or ‘infodemic’ – of people spreading misinformation without needing to back it up with real, authentic facts. The virus itself is less dangerous than the misinformation that surrounds it. The UAE has employed a direct and indirect approach to tackle this, using statements and actions from leaders and social media posts to dispel the flawed facts and convey the wrongdoing. good deeds for the public to follow during the pandemic, ”he added.
WAM / Tariq alfaham