Abstract for: The Effect of Trust in the containment of Covid-19 in Colombia

Covid 19 is a reality today in Colombia, and a lot of decisions are being taken by the government daily to prevent the virus from spreading at high rate, sadly Colombian government has not acted right in the past, leading to lacks of trust in it by the people, and nowadays its even worse with how they are managing the crisis. This document focuses on that lack of trust and evaluates how it affects the development of a pandemic like the one we are facing, with the help of System Dynamics. Based on theory about our authors, we demonstrated that the pandemic is a Large-Scale social dilemma where communication is a very important subject, because it can determine how the pandemic develop. We managed to create a simulation model that helps us know how trust is involved in our reality at facing the virus and make valid conclusions on how is Colombia doing in all this situation.