How to protect yourself in the infodemic?

Sharing unverified information during the COVID-19 pandemic can be dangerous, unhealthy, and make our life more confusing. UNESCO and the World Health Organization are calling out this Infodemic and calling on you to be on the frontline for truth. It’s easy. Watch the video for the simple actions we can all take on how to identify false information, verify trusted sources, and help ourselves and loved ones to stay safe.

More info on WHO infodemic management and register for the first who global infodemiology conference: https://www.who.int/teams/risk-communication/infodemic-management
Read UNESCO’s Policy Briefs: Combating the disinfodemic via: https://en.unesco.org/covid19/disinfodemic

In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

  • Paris Fashion Week gets creative during COVID-19 pandemic | The World
  • Why state lawmaker says his state’s contact tracing is a ‘joke’
  • Euro zone faces deeper recession, slower recovery
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