SolPan Blog

On this site you will find findings from the SolPan project in a series of blog posts from different country teams.

The SolPan study examines how people in ten European countries deal with the restrictions and challenges during the pandemic. In two interview phases (phase 1: April 2020; phase 2: October 2020), the SolPan team spoke to the same amount of people from different social groups in each country on the phone to hear about their everyday life, and their views on the pandemic containment measures. The third interview phase takes place in October 2021.

The latest findings from the study are regularly presented in the blog posts listed below:

05.05.2022
 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, much research has gone into the use of protective masks. Most studies focus on their epidemiological...

17.02.2022
 

Vaccine uptake is critical to managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, an important part of the population in some countries are hesitant to...

07.12.2021
 

Early in 2020, media coverage emphasized the “unprecedented” nature of the pandemic. Memes depicted humanity, caught in a single boat out at sea, amid...

03.12.2021
 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, no broad, nationwide mask mandates were introduced in Switzerland until October 2020. Compared to other Western...

10.06.2021
 

We need solidarity to get through the crisis. But as long as the government conceives of solidarity as the individual responsibility of citizens,...

10.06.2021
 

Mobile applications for digital contact-tracing and exposure-notification have been developed and introduced around the world in response to the...