SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE STUDY OF THE WAR FACTOR IN THE DYNAMICS OF COMPLIANCE WITH ANTI-PANDEMIC MEASURES (ON THE EXAMPLE OF FRONT-LINE KHARKOV)

Keywords: COVID-19, vaccination, pandemic, war in Ukraine, blitz interview; public opinion

Abstract

The article examines public opinion, reflecting the attitude towards the pandemic in the front-line city of Kharkov. The direct threat to life provoked by the war pushed the antiepidemic security measures to the background, and the mass consciousness and behavior, steadily tuned in to the observance of the minimum components of anti-pandemic precautions, replaced COVID-19 with war. With the outbreak of a full-scale war in Ukraine, antiepidemiological regulations aimed at combating COVID-19 ceased to operate, which had its own social consequences, which are gradually disclosed in the article. As part of the research work No0121U109814 «Sociological and mathematical modeling efficiency of management of social and epidemic processes for ensuring the national security of Ukraine», a series of blitz interviews was conducted, which made it possible to draw conclusions about how the perception of the pandemic among citizens. In March-April 2022, 8 in-depth interviews were conducted with residents of front-line Kharkov. The results of this intelligence study allow us to put forward a hypothesis: the war did not just push the coronavirus threat to the periphery of the mass consciousness, but shifted its perception towards doubting its seriousness.

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2023-02-27
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Lytovchenko, A., & Nekhaienko, O. (2023). SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE STUDY OF THE WAR FACTOR IN THE DYNAMICS OF COMPLIANCE WITH ANTI-PANDEMIC MEASURES (ON THE EXAMPLE OF FRONT-LINE KHARKOV). Scientific Journal of Polonia University, 55(6), 177-185. https://doi.org/10.23856/5523