What is it about?

Along with the major impact on public health, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused unprecedented concerns ranging from sudden loss of employment to mental stress and anxiety. We implemented a survey-based data collection platform to characterize how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the socio-economic, physical and mental health conditions of individuals.

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Why is it important?

Findings from our study reflects the fact that continuous surveillance of the psychological consequences for outbreaks should become routine as part of preparedness efforts worldwide.


Our web-based study indicates that there was a moderate to severe effect on an individual’s social, financial and mental health conditions during the COVID-19 disease outbreak. Our data does not show that there is significant variance in peoples’ outlook and behaviors across countries.

Amit Saha
Stanford University

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This page is a summary of: Global survey-based assessment of lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, PLoS ONE, August 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255399.
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