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Table 5 Perceptions of study participants (n = 896) of the current role of the health authorities in combating epidemics/pandemics and specifically the coronavirus infection

From: Knowledge and perceptions of pharmacists’ readiness during coronavirus pandemic: the case of United Arab Emirates

Statements Strongly Disagree, n (%) Disagree, n (%) Neutral, n (%) Agree, n (%) Strongly Agree, n (%)
The health authorities have a role in preparing you to deal with epidemics/ pandemics, such as coronavirus 20 (3.1) 11 (1.7) 75 (11.87) 276 (43.6) 250 (39.5)
The health authorities should be sending you awareness emails on the current coronavirus pandemic 14 (2.2) 8 (1.2) 69 (10.9) 281 (44.5) 259 (41.0)
The health authorities should provide online educational workshops on the pandemic coronavirus 16 (2.5) 8 (1.2) 75 (11.8) 275 (43.5) 257 (40.7)
The health authorities should monitor the availability of the medications used in the management of the coronavirus in pharmacies 14 (2.2) 5 (0.79) 44 (6.9) 247 (39.2) 320 (50.7)
The colleges of pharmacy and health authorities should join forces to produce one educational module for the management of the coronavirus pandemic 16 (2.54) 5 (0.79) 70 (11.0) 262 (41.5) 278 (44.0)