As we enter the era of the new coronavirus, the internet is abuzz with COVID-19 stats, stories, guidelines, and tips.
So far, only a handful of the world’s pandemics have emerged during the Information Age.1 With this unprecedented information access, how do you know which sources to trust during a global health emergency?
Keep an eye on nationally recognized public health experts and organizations. And when you spot fishy claims, check original sources. Hint: a “.gov” site is usually more reliable than a viral tweet, whether the person posting flaunts that precious blue checkmark or not.