Since the outbreak of the coronavirus towards the end of 2019, there’ve been plenty of misinformation and false claims spreading like wildfire on social media platforms. I’ve even seen health-focused sites pedaling false narratives and promoting cures that haven’t been verified.
I am glad people are paying attention and actively looking for information. But, before you hit that “Like” or “Share” button on an article you’ve read, you might just want to verify some of those claims.
By the looks of things, it seems to me that social platforms, like Facebook, are having a difficult time curbing the spread of some this incorrect information. They can’t seem to keep up.
My suggestion to everyone, stay informed by connecting to reliable sources.
Outlined below are links to go-to sources for information on COVID-19. We’ll update this list as we’re vetted other sources.
Centers for Disease Control
- Information about COVID-19 in the United States, https://www.cdc.gov/
World Health Organization
- Coronavirus advisory information, https://www.who.int/
- Coronavirus Q&A, https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
- Coronavirus condition overview, https://www.who.int/health-topics/
For state- or city-specific information:
- New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
- New York City: https://www1.nyc.gov/
Notice I didn’t include any news sources. This is my opinion, but I’ve found that those stories are good for highlights but don’t always provide enough substance.
Here at Healthwhiz, we’re about empowering our communities to make informed decisions. I encourage you to keep the conversation going.
Up next, we’ll be breaking down COVID-19.