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Coronavirus: Rumor Control


Coronavirus Myths, Rumors and Misinformation

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health care organizations like Johns Hopkins Medicine are focusing all of their efforts on slowing the spread of the new coronavirus and caring for patients. In a situation like this when information is rapidly changing, myths, rumors and misinformation often begin. Social media and other digital platforms can help spread these myths extremely quickly and make them appear correct. Rumors and misinformation can also easily circulate in communities during a crisis. Our response to all rumors is to consult our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates resource center for the most up-to-date information from Johns Hopkins Medicine. Continue reading from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Distinguish Between Rumors and Facts

Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, and we can stop the spread of disinformation by always choosing trusted sources of information such as:

State and local government official websites or social media accounts are also good sources for instruction and information specific to your community. Check out the myth-busting section below to separate fact from fiction. Continue reading from US Department of Defense

From the Collection

Link to The Uncontrollable Spread by Scott Gottlieb MD in the Catalog
The Coronavirus Prevention Handbook by Wang Zhou MD in Hoopla
Link to Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live by Nicholas Christakis in the Catalog
Link to COVID-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One by Debora Mackenzie in the Catalog
Link to Ten Lessons For A Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria in the Catalog
Link to Post Corona by Scott Galloway in the Catalog
Link to Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling Infection From Measles to Coronavirus by Meera Senthilingam in the Catalog
Link to And We Came Outside And Saw The Stars Again edited by Ilan Stavans in the Catalog
Link to Unprepared: America in the Time of Coronavirus by Jon Sternfeld in the Catalog
Link to Alone Together by Jennifer Haupt in the Catalog
Link to Coronavirus: Leadership + Recovery by Harvard Business Review in the Catalog
Link to How We Live Now by Bill Hayes in the Catalog
Link to The Virus in the Age of Madness by Bernard-Henri Levy in the Catalog
Link to American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19 by John Fabian Witt in the Catalog
Link to Coronavirus: A Guide to Understanding the Virus and What is Known So Far by the CDC in Hoopla
Link to Why Cope When You Can Heal?: How Healthcare Heroes of COVID-19 Can Recover from PTSD in Freading
Link to After the Pandemic: Visions of Life Post COVID-19 by Lawrence Knorr in Freading
Link to The New Normal by Jennifer Ashton MD MS in the Catalog

Link to the Health & Wellness Resource Guide Series Homepage