COVID-19

Scientists agree that global mass immunisation against COVID-19 is the only pathway to putting the virus under control. Yet, the World Health Organisation has argued that actually getting people to take vaccines is ‘an unprecedented challenge’, which might undermine mass immunisation…
Prior to the most recent episode in Georgia’s political crises, COVID-19 was the country’s main concern. Yet, data on how the public views the country’s handling of the crisis shows a stark partisan divide. It has been a year…
The pandemic has clearly harmed people’s health, yet new data from the Caucasus Barometer Survey suggests that people considered themselves more healthy in 2020. In 2019, 35% of the public evaluated their health as good. In past years, this…
In Georgia, it would appear that informing people that others are acting responsibly in the pandemic could in fact lead to the opposite behaviour. Communications have been critical to attempts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 globally, and it…
As COVID-19 spread across the world, it was followed by a hurricane of (mis)information about the origins and nature of the virus. The novelty and scope of the virus gave birth to many conspiracy theories, but which of those took root…
Last month, UN Women released the results of a Rapid Gender Assessment of Covid-19. CRRC Georgia conducted the research, which was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Joint SDG Fund. The project was part of a broader…
Georgia has postponed the reopening of schools in major cities due to a new surge in the pandemic, but what are the biggest concerns Georgians have with the education system? Georgia’s new academic year started on 15 September, but…
As the number of new daily confirmed cases is again on the rise, we look at how people felt about the anti-coronavirus restrictions in May. Aside from the public health situation, COVID-19 has led to rising unemployment, reduced incomes, and food insecurity in…
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