The Perspectives of Adults in Kwara State, Nigeria on the Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus Pandemic

Publication Date: 17/05/2020


Author(s): Dr. Agubosi Lydia Akunna.

Volume/Issue: Volume 3 , Issue 2 (2020)



Abstract:

Coronavirus disease is ravaging some countries of the world today. Efforts are being made globally to contain this deadly disease which has claimed many lives. This study therefore examined the perspectives of adults in Kwara State on the preventive and treatment measures for coronavirus. Attempt is made to explain the theories associated with the origin of coronavirus which are conspiracy theory, 5G theory and Nostradamus theory. The study adopted qualitative research approach. Population of the study comprised adults in Kwara State. Purposive sampling technique was used to select Ilorin Metropolis to participate in the study. Primary (oral interview) and secondary data were sources for data collection. Thematic analysis was employed for data analysis. However descriptive analysis was employed to analyze items. Findings showed that adults in Kwara State have their own preventive and treatment measures for the coronavirus. Among the items for prevention and treatment that reoccurred most are ginger, lemon and turmeric. Based on the findings, it is recommended that World Health Organisation (WHO) and researchers should test these preventive and treatment measures in order to accept or refute them in the containment of coronavirus pandemic.



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