PLEASE READ: Coronavirus and Fake News
- There is so much misinformation about the Coronavirus circulating regarding its origin, phony cures and downplaying its seriousness that it is important that we recommend you get their information from reliable sources like the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the World Health Organization (information can also be found on this CVL Coronavirus page).
- It’s a good practice to go to these sources only a couple of times a day since the news can be overwhelming. Try limiting the total time 30 minutes to no more than an hour per day.
- Evaluate information carefully from Social Media and other sources. The BBC News and the Poynter Institute provides helpful guidance.
- You can fact check information about the Coronavirus with these helpful resources from Snopes and NewsGuard.
- Misinformation on COVID-19 can only worsen the pandemic and cause harm to individuals and marginalized communities.
Coronavirus Information Resources
Created by Laura Kane from the University of SC Medical Library and edited with updates by LMU library staff