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WHO | COVID-19 Homepage
WHO offers comprehensive information on the Novel Coronavirus and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including information on protective measures, preventive behaviours, recommendations, statistics, news, animations and lots of partner and network links. This also includes an homepage on fighting infodemic through mythbusters.
OpenWHO is WHO’s new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders. OpenWHO offeres trainings for current outbreaks, such as Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Ebola, Cholera and Poliomyelitis.
UN tackles ‘infodemic’ of misinformation and cybercrime in COVID-19 crisis. From selling fake coronavirus cures online to a cyberattack on hospitals’ critical information systems, criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis, the United Nations has warned, as it also steps up its fight against a proliferation of false information about the virus.
Misinformation and disinformation in the health space are thriving, including on COVID-19. It is important that you rely only on authoritative sources to get updated information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to fake news and disinformation spreading, which hamper efforts to contain the pandemic. The European Parliamt provides useful information for fighting the virus of disinformation on Covid-19.
How to Avoid Misinformation About COVID-19? The Smithonian Mag offers some practical solutions and further information. False information about the pandemic is rampant; here’s how experts say you can identify what news to trust and what might be faulty.
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading across the world. For those who catch it, the vast majority will experience mild symptoms, but for a few it can cause severe disease and death. Some groups - like older people and those with pre-existing health conditions - are more vulnerable when exposed than others. Read the COVID-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informed.
In light of the current outbreak, new innovations are developed or adapted to increase people’s digital health literacy enabling them to seek, find, understand, and use health information from electronic sources and apply the knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem.
The COVID-19 Health Literacy Project was started by Pooja Chandrashekar , a first-year medical student at Harvard Medical School, and quickly expanded into a national coalition of over 150 medical students representing over 35 institutions and 34 languages. In an effort to help patients from vulnerable communities know when and how to seek care, we set out to create and translate accessible COVID-19 information into different languages.