Title

Communication and the Covid-19 Pandemic: How the World is Adapting

Abstract

This study examines the research about the COVID-19 pandemic and how the world has adapted to keep the lines of communication open. The literature supports the initial premise pandemic has had a profound effect on communication. Effective communication is a crucial factor in saving lives during a global health crisis like the pandemic. Misinformation and the sheer volume of information on the subject, or infodemic, have caused many problems. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every organization and industry, and its effect on communication has been pronounced. This study specifically examined how COVID-19 has impacted education, entertainment, business, mental health, and healthcare, focusing on communication. During the pandemic, digital technologies emerged or were expanded on in all these areas with varying degrees of success. With increased reliance on technology during the pandemic, the threat of cybercrime also increased. The research will show how communication changed during the pandemic in the above areas and provide indications of what this means for the future.

Keywords: COVID-19, communication, healthcare, education, entertainment, business

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Tricia Jordan, PhD

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Communications

Document Type

Thesis

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