Dear friend, We felt it was important to forward reliable COVID-19 news from trusted sources. If you are a client we know that you expect and trust us to deliver quality information from reliable sources. In addition, as social media managers for your accounts, we are well aware of the fake news often unknowingly spread online. While many of the sources we provide are established media outlets connected to the Associated Press, we also identify and follow the leading influencers specific to your industry. With the coronavirus that carries the COVID-19 disease, the leading sources on the pandemic, and the ones most trusted by the Associated Press, are the World Health Organization, (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), and Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
The World Health Organization‘s primary role, in their words, “is to direct international health within the United Nations’ system and to lead partners in global health responses.” Currently WHO tracks the COVID-19 disease globally with a network of scientists and doctors reporting and sharing the latest information on proper protocols, testing, outbreaks, spread, fatalities, and treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the United States Government’s health protection agency which includes information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick. It is important to note that as of this writing, (03-27-20), White House, (WH), statements on the severity of the pandemic, response, testing, and overall data are at odds with the CDC and most pandemic health experts. Note “WH” should not be confused with “WHO”.
The Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Center tracks the pandemic globally with an interactive map that has been frequently shared through major media outlets. Their resource center also provides helpful tips on how to protect yourself and those around you.
There is also a podcast I recommend for answers to common questions about the virus. Dr. Sanjay Gupta hosts: Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction on Apple Podcasts.
While we encourage you to follow these resources on social media we also respectfully recommend that you do not share posts, comments, articles, videos, and other content directly from social media networks without checking the source first. When we share information without vetting it we may be unknowingly sharing false information. And when we share we share fake news, we are fake news.
Please follow this space for more ideas on how you can spot fake news. And please trust the medical and scientific community to provide reliable COVID-19 news from the trusted sources identified here.
Our prayers are with all of you. We are #TogetherApart.
- – t