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COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and is a serious situation. Naturally, people are worried about the pandemic and are constantly looking for new information regarding the virus. The issue is, many news outlets and "professionals" know that they can capitalize on this pandemic to push false news and misinformation.
So what can you do to make sure you are looking at accurate information? For one, we would recommend focusing on academic sources that have numerous checks and balances. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) are great places to start when it comes to following the pandemic.
If you want more immediate updates, then Twitter can be a great resource, as long as you are following the correct individuals. We recommend looking at verified sources (check next to their name) or focusing on people that work in academic positions. Just like everything with social media, we suggest triple checking a tweet to make sure the information is not fake and misleading. The comment section of social media posts can also add a lot of context to a post.
Staying on top of this pandemic and keeping yourself educated is part of the battle. We hope everyone stays safe, practices public health initiatives, and does everything they can to fight the pandemic.