Whenever there is a rapidly developing news story, especially one that might be causing some fear and panic, there is a big opportunity for misinformation to spread both intentionally and unintentionally (see more about the "Infodemic" below). While it's always important to think about the quality of your sources, it becomes especially important in these situations. Here are a handful of sources that LMU librarians recommend:
The latest information from the CDC. Provides introductory information to COVID-19 (How it spreads, symptoms, etc), situation updates on cases in the US and abroad, information for travel, etc.
The WHO's information and guidance page on COVID-19. Includes news updates, questions and answers, introductory information, and "Myth-busters" about the virus.
This is AFP's verification hub for tackling the damaging COVID-19 misinformation that is spreading as fast as the novel coronavirus. Updated daily, it contains debunks, tips, trustworthy sources and more.
Poynter’s IFCN created a database that gathers all the falsehoods that have been detected by the Alliance. You can sort, filter and search for content. The database will be updated regularly to include new publications by fact-checkers.
Provides research in all fields of science and technology. Also provides news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.