We are all exposed to a huge amount of COVID-19 information every day. Not all of it is true. Scientists work hard to assess the thousands of studies that have come out since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond scientific studies, there are also official communications from governments and health organizations, news and opinion articles, and social media messages. This flood of information on the COVID-19 pandemic is called an “infodemic.” To address this, the World Health Organization (WHO) posts free and easy-to-understand guidance on how to prevent information overload, and how to decide what information to trust. The WHO also suggests preventing the spread of misinformation by practicing “information hygiene” before you share something. This is a simple rule: if you know something is false, or if it makes you angry, then do not share it, not even to debunk it or make fun of it. Sharing false information spreads the misinformation and causes confusion. Good places to go for reliable information are websites like this one. Remember that information will change as we learn more about the virus.

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