Curb the COVID-19 Infodemic with Reliable, Trusted Information

Curb the COVID-19 Infodemic with Reliable, Trusted Information

With the spread of COVID-19 in 2020, the words “pandemic” and “epidemic” are now consistently in the minds of everyday citizens, but The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Zimmer wishes to press upon another term relating to COVID-19 upon the public: Infodemic.

Zimmer reports that the term infodemic is a portmanteau of “information” and “epidemic.” Coined during the SARS outbreak in 2003, it refers to an “overabundance of information, some accurate and some not.”

The World Health Organization warns that this current infodemic occurring over COVID-19 makes it hard for the average citizen to find trustworthy health information and reliable guidance, which makes this information overabundance very dangerous. And the speed with which information, whether it is reliable or not, can travel through social media certainly can exacerbate the problem.

During this time when accurate health information is of the utmost importance, we encourage patients and health care practitioners to turn to reliable expert sources like the CardioVisual app. Our short video information is curated by clinicians and cardiologists offering reliable and comprehensive information. Join the clinician-only forum to share your experience, learn, and discuss with colleagues and peers from around the world.

For trusted and authoritative information on all aspects of cardiovascular health as well as diabetes mellitus, download CardioVisual. Watch, learn, share, discuss.

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