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Misinformation and Disinformation: Misinformation & Disinformation & COVID-19

Information on misinformation and disinformation and methods to identify such sources.

Misinformation and Disinformation and COVID-19

As the coronavirus COVID-19 has spread throughout the world we have been bombarded with information. Since this is a new virus, information about it changes almost daily as scientists and doctors study cases and explore treatments. As a result, even factual information may be quickly disproved by new findings.

These rapidly changing facts are difficult to keep up with. Unfortunately some people are taking advantage of that by spreading false information about this new coronavirus. This LibGuide will give you some tips for sorting out the facts from the fiction. 

Databases for facts on COVID-19

SHEEP: What to look for when browsing social media

Tips from the article The 6 types of coronavirus misinformation to watch out for. Click the title to read the full article. 


Misinformation: The New Public Health Crisis

Misinformation and the Coronavirus Vaccines

What you need to know about COVID-19

What you need to know about coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)


Visit this website from the Centers for Disease Control to download your own PDF copy:

Coronavirus: How can you stop the spread of misinformation?

Physicians tackle equitable vaccine distribution/misinformation

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