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Meeting the Challenge of COVID-19

Information curated and organized regarding COVID-19 and its impact on our world.

Searching for Truth

During a pandemic real, credible information is invaluable. Credible information has always been valuable, but the current and true danger of this coronavirus brings into focus what may be easily forgotten. Use trusted sources of information to be informed and to make decisions about COVID-19. 

What does a trusted source mean within a social media culture?  Avoid misinformation that comes from sources without expertise on a subject like COVID-19. Avoid the tacit acceptance of truth from information that is shared between friends and followers on social media.

Apply the C.R.A.A.P test to information sources: 

  • Currency (what is the date of the information?)
  • Relevancy (is the information about COVID-19? is it about a general coronavirus, or a completely virus like influenza?)
  • Accuracy (is the information grounded in evidence? does the evidence make sense? )
  • Authority (is the creator of information an expert in virology, epidemiology, public health..?)
  • Purpose (is the information fact or opinion - intended to inform and educate or intended to sell a product or to instill fear?) 

Use information from your libraries or educational sources (.edu). Use information from governmental entities (.gov). Use information from scientific or medical entities. Ask questions about the information you read and verify claims against other sources.

From LSC Databases

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