Conspiracy theories, misinformation and fake news have risen in prominence during the Covid-19 crisis, damaging efforts to tackle the virus and putting people's lives at risk. It is important that the information we read and share comes from reliable and trustworthy sources. Numerous official organisations have put together myth busters to tackle the disinformation.
British Islamic Medical Associations
On their website, British IMA have addressed 36 myths that have been making rounds on the internet. For example:
Visit https://britishima.org/operation-vaccination/hub/covidmyths/ to see all 36; you can also watch short videos and find this information translated into other languages.
World Health Organisation
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. They have also tackled some misinformation on their website. For example:
If you see content online that you believe to be false or misleading, you can report it to the hosting social media platform. WHO explains how:
Reliable Sources of Information
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross has been supporting vaccination programmes for generations. They're working hard to help the NHS fight Covid-19.
British Medical Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health agency of the United States.