Research analyzes perceptions of ‘silver linings’ to public well being interventions in the course of the pandemic

A nationwide examine of Australians’ responses to COVID-19 public well being measures has discovered tales of hope, power and acceptance for such protecting measures as social distancing, hand hygiene and even lockdowns.

Study analyzes perceptions of ‘silver linings’ to public health interventions during the pandemic

Dr Narelle Campbell. Picture Credit score: Flinders College

Flinders College researchers, as a part of a group of regional well being consultants within the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia, analysed suggestions from 90 grownup contributors about their perceptions of positives or ‘silver linings’ to the large-scale interventions rolled out in the course of the first wave of the pandemic in 2020.  

Despite unfavorable impacts of public well being directives, akin to psychological wellbeing and restrictions of motion linked to lockdowns, folks have been cognisant of positives akin to security and safety, gratitude and appreciation, social cohesion, neighborhood resilience and the chance to reset priorities,”


  Affiliate Professor Narelle Campbell, Lead Writer, Flinders College

“By analyzing the silver linings expressed by Australians throughout a interval of great public well being restrictions and appreciable uncertainty from COVID-19, this examine has demonstrated the exceptional means of individuals to precise positivity and total resilience within the face of adversity,” says Affiliate Professor Campbell, who is predicated in Darwin,

The examine, revealed within the Worldwide Journal of Environmental Analysis and Public Well being, confirms that the disruptions to each day life in the course of the pandemic offered a possibility for a lot of to mirror on and reassess their values and priorities – and to think about what’s necessary for them, their households, and their communities.

These findings present distinctive views when contemplating the priorities of Australians and the general public well being implications for a post-pandemic society,”


Co-author College of Queensland Affiliate Professor Geoff Argus, Director of Southern Queensland Rural Well being based mostly in Toowoomba

Different contributors to the examine are from the WA Centre for Rural Well being (College of WA), Darling Downs Well being in Toowoomba and College of Queensland, Torrens College Australia in Adelaide, and La Trobe Rural Well being Faculty, Bendigo, Victoria.  

The brand new article, Silver Linings Reported by Australians Experiencing Public Well being Restrictions in the course of the First Section of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Report (2021) by Narelle Campbell, Sandra C Thompson, Anna Tynan, Louise Townsin, Lauren A Booker and Geoff Argus has been revealed within the Worldwide Journal of Environmental Analysis and Public Well being

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Journal reference:

Campbell, N., et al. (2021) Silver Linings Reported by Australians Experiencing Public Well being Restrictions in the course of the First Section of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Report. Worldwide Journal of Environmental Analysis and Public Well being. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111406.

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