Handling Uncertainty and Ambiguity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak is unprecedented. Yet some look to ready-made models to addressit. This creates confusion about more adaptive responses that reflect an uncertain and ambiguous context.Those assessing associated mental health challenges must be wary of overdiagnosis. Handling thepandemic well, requires engaging the public as mature partners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S61-S62
Number of pages2
JournalPsychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
Issue numberS1
Early online date1 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2020


  • Uncertainty
  • Ambiguity
  • COVID 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication


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