nam wrote:Suraj wrote:Ever try to memorize a shopping list ? Specific medical / care instructions are not something humans remember exactly at a time of crisis. They will encounter the 'what exactly did Modi say' mental block, or malicious folks may misuse such a message claiming someone died because of supposed PMO level quackery.
What best helps people when it comes to precise and succinct instructions is something in a form where they can quickly read it. Therefore, this information needs to be widely disseminated on SM as FB or WA forwards as a succinct message in several languages.
Anyone up to create and start seeding such messages as simple images ?
It is always useful, when a person of authority spreads the message. It does not need to be complex. All the PM has to say is, if you have high fever, dry cough, please stay at home, away from your family. Next call the helpline, who can then guide the person. There will not be anything controversial in it.
This message can be then be spread through by well known faces.
This cuts out the clutter that we are seeing on whatsapp forwards, which is not easy for our people to understand.
People in India don't seem to realize how older people are at very high risk. In Europe, for example, there is constant messaging on the need to keep older people safe. This message is not spreading enough.
I don't think that it is appropriate for the PM to have to spell out every little detail, he should only talk high level strategy and emotional appeals etc.
One way to address this is to have a Trump press conference style broadcast where health minister or some other doctor with good communication skills joins Modi and communicates this clearly.
I think there is some merit to having somebody verbally state it, as a lot of elderly people might not read social media. Even on the GOI's offical Telegram channel, one good thing that I see is that they have been sending out short 1-2 min snippets of Modi and other speaking with key messages.