Information about COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) is literally coming at us at light speed and it can sometimes feel like trying to get a sip of water from a fire hose. Even people with the best of intentions can sometimes provide information that’s not only inaccurate but it could actually be dangerous. Be leery of the blogger with a degree from Medscape University or the podcast from someone who trained at WebMD College of Virtual Medicine because there are enough reputable and credible, reliable, and trusted sources of information out there that you can sift through in order to get the information that you need to keep you and those who matter to you healthy and safe.
The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have perhaps the most accurate and up to date information about all things Coronavirus. You might also seek community specific information from your local or state public health officials who will almost undoubtedly be referencing the CDC or the WHO. Remember, knowledge is not key, but only accurate knowledge is key. Get the facts from a reliable source, follow those instructions and increase your chances of staying safe in and through the COVID-19 pandemic.