Ignore those WhatsApp forwards, ‘breaking’ news, and Facebook feeds. 

For the most reliable and latest information on the Corona Virus, without any of the drama and sensationalism, refer to:

1- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

“The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of this and other respiratory viruses, including the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, and keep children home from school when they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.” 

2-National Institutes of Health 

Here’s a handy checklist to evaluate internet health information: https://medlineplus.gov/webeval/webeval.html

3- MedlinePlus.gov:

4- World Health Organization (WHO)

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Preeti Konaje

Preeti is an inquirer at heart, constantly seeking to question and challenge the status quo. She holds an M.A.Ed with expertise in pedagogy and instructional design. In the recent past, she has designed and facilitated teacher workshops on engaging pedagogical methods. She is particularly interested in issues related to gender biases in education.

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