Research Article

Public Opinions, Preparedness and Perspectives Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic Future in India


  • Monika Singla MD, DM, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • Bhavya Bansal Student, 9th Grade, India Book of Record Holder, 2019, Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana, Punjab, India


COVID-19 pandemic has globally affected the health, economy, psychology and socio-economic status of the society. This pandemic demands a great deal of preparedness by public at many fronts. To control this pandemic India implemented a complete lockdown in the whole country. Post unlock there are rapidly rising number of cases, therefore we planned to conduct an online survey on general public regarding their thoughts on COVID-19 in the coming times. We planned to ask them few questions regarding their take on pandemic in coming months, their economic status, stigma regarding health of their family and their suggestions regarding control of pandemic, if lockdown should be implemented or not despite fall in business and economy. It was circulated through messages to various groups and people and they were requested to fill it. On analyzing the survey responses, majority of the people mentioned that pandemic is going to increase and most of the people were concerned about their family’s health. More than 50% admitted that they will change their lifestyle and reduce their expenses. Though loss of economy is there, many people favored reimplementation of lockdown to stop spread of the virus. We concluded with this survey that besides effect on physical and mental health of people, there is significant effect on social health and economic aspects of people. With time people are getting clear about their futuristic approaches to handle this pandemic.

Article information


Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies

Volume (Issue)

2 (5)





How to Cite

Singla, M. ., & Bansal, B. . (2020). Public Opinions, Preparedness and Perspectives Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic Future in India. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 2(5), 41–49.



COVID-19, Public health, social issues, economy, future perspectives