According to the World Health Organization “[t]he unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how the spread of misinformation, amplified on social media and other digital platforms, is proving to be as much a threat to global public health as the virus itself. Technology advancements and social media create opportunities to keep people safe, informed and connected.However, the same tools also enable and amplify the current infodemic that continues to undermine the global response and jeopardizes measures to control the pandemic.”
Institutions of higher education have an important role to play in drafting and amplifying credible information and addressing misinformation related to COVID-19 pandemic. Students, staff, and faculty may refer to the following social media accounts for credible and up to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccines. These lists are not exhaustive.
For an in-depth guide on this topic, see the National Academy of Medicine publication "Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information in Social Media: Principles and Attributes."
Follow the topic "COVID-19: health experts"
These lists were originally created with substantial assistance from Maura Galligan Crowther, RN, MSN, FNP-C.