Covid-19: Quality sources of information
Loono is a strong supporter of #evidencebasedmedicine and always draws on quality information about health and prevention. That is why we have prepared an abbreviation for you to the most established institutions commenting on the topic of coronavirus. We believe that they will help you find your way in the flood of misinformation of the last days and in the future they will give the opportunity to take verified information.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) brings a number of educational videos and infographics, including the "how to properly use and dispose of the drape". But he also refutes frequent myths and answers seemingly clear but constantly recurring questions. Note You will also find a lot of useful information on "ordinary" flu on the WHO website.
- The most cited medical journal - The New England Journal of Medicine has created a separate subpage for this purpose. However, other foreign publishers also made their otherwise paid articles available to the general public. A handy signpost for these purposes can be found here. We also add an article on UpToDate.
- In the Czech Republic, the situation is regularly reported by the State Institute of Public Health, which, in addition to current numbers and recommendations, also provides information through the non-stop infoline 724810106 and 725191367.
- However, you can also follow the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic directly, where you will find all information for citizens in Czech.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) or the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (EU) subpages can also be a suitable source of information.
- But you can also view an interactive tracking map created by Johns Hopkins University.
- An article on the Harvard Medical School information portal also draws attention to the importance of quality sources of information.
For the Loono team Kateřina Vacková & Martina Čermáková
Note: You can also follow most of the mentioned institutions on LinkedIn: The New England Journal of Medicine, UpToDate, World Health Organization (WHO), Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, CDC, ECDC, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Health Publications.