2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Trusted news sources
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 PCC librarians recommend:
Library Databases for Finding Coronavirus News
Misinformation around the Coronavirus: "Infodemic"
If you want to figure out whether information you're finding on the Coronavirus is real or fake news, check out the COVID-19 Fact vs. Fiction page.
From NPR's March 27, 2020, episode of "On the Media": Senior Buzzfeed reporter Ryan Broderick deconstructs the rise of coronavirus influencers: "Incentivized by Twitter’s need for constant content and its lack of fact-checking, peer review, or nuance, scientific studies are dissected, exponential growth models are graphed, and good information is mixed with stuff that’s unvetted and objectively wrong." He joins On the Media host Brooke Gladstone to discuss the risks we take when we put our faith in even the most well-intentioned armchair epidemiologists.
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