Is it a Meme or Science? Use Reliable Internet Sources for COVID-19 News
As trending news headlines about COVID-19 vaccinations and variants capture the public’s attention, it is important to seek out accurate and reliable online information sources.
“Too often, social media memes and posts from unreliable sources – shared by well-intended friends, family and acquaintances – contribute to inaccurate information about COVID-19,” said Aimee Daily, PhD, senior vice president and chief transformation officer for Memorial Health System. “Be sure to fact check by visiting trusted online resources for healthcare-related updates in order to avoid misinformation on the internet.”
Consider visiting these websites – listed in order from local to global – for the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic:
- ChooseMemorial.org/COVID19: Includes community status updates from Memorial Health System hospitals, vaccination information, FAQs and clinic availability.
- Illinois Department of Public Health: Details the state’s response to COVID-19 and provides latest statewide numbers for both COVID-19 infections and vaccinations.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Provides a wide variety of educational information on COVID-19 as well as the latest national updates.
- World Health Organization: Shares advice for the public, country and technical guidance, travel updates, situation reports and more.
- Google Fact-Check Tool