During any crisis, it is important to control mental and physical health in society. It is not a secret that people’s behaviour or even mood in society can directly influence the economic and financial situation in the country. Therefore, it is needed to develop tools that can track the situation. The most obvious option now is population surveying, using this method it is possible to get the information from the citizens themselves.
Also, the significant aspect is to maintain and improve mental and physical health, when needed. Unfortunately, now the methods for this issue are not well-developed in Latvia. At the same time, Latvian residents are losing trust in the government and the level of anxiety is rising. Constant changes in the restrictive measures cause worrying in society. Also, some people are lost in the Covid-19 updates and tired of the continuous pressure. Besides, the only way out from the Covid-19 crisis is the vaccination of the population but in the country, there are serious issues with vaccination schedule and lack of vaccines in general, especially considering that AstraZeneca vaccine, which has the biggest share in the Latvian vaccine purchase, is now being tested and temporarily prohibited for use. Meanwhile, more than a half of the population is ready to be vaccinated.
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*This article has been made in cooperation with China-CEE institute and is the intellectual property of China-CEE institute