First Nations people in rural NSW lived with more anxiety and fear about COVID-19 than non-First Nations people

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Article in The Conversation for disemination and use by other outlets.  Article speaks about the disproportinate level of fear experienced by First Nations people in the Western and far Western NSW region during the first COVID outbreak 2020

Period15 Jul 2022

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  • TitleFirst Nations people in rural NSW lived with more anxiety and fear about COVID-19 than non-First Nations people
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size700 words
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date15/07/22
    DescriptionAt the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government’s pandemic response struggled to include the country’s most minoritised groups, including First Nations people.

    Daily press conferences were broadcast, but the messages were not delivered or received equally across the country. Trust in the people delivering the messages and ability to follow health advice varies according to personal, social and cultural experiences.

    Our study found First Nations people in rural NSW experienced significantly more anxiety and fear about COVID-19 than non-First Nations Australians.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/first-nations-people-in-rural-nsw-lived-with-more-anxiety-and-fear-about-covid-19-than-non-first-nations-people-186730
    PersonsJodie Kleinschafer