Health Matters

COVID-19: Myths And Facts

Guest: Dr. LeChauncy D. Woodard

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How can we be more critical consumers of health information about COVID 19? Dr. LeChauncy D. Woodard, clinical professor of health systems and population health sciences at the Tillman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine has some advice.

Rumors and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are circulating widely. There are several things we can all do to stop the spread of misinformation:

  • First, use trusted sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local health departments and The World Health Organization.
  • Track down the original source of other information to help determine if it is reliable.
  • Check information shared on social media to identify the authors or organizations behind it.
  • And finally, search other credible resources to see if they are sharing similar information.

To keep yourself and your community safe, remember to be a critical consumer of health information.

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