Feeling confused about which news updates to follow, believe, or even understand about the Coronavirus?
(You’re not the only one. )
If you’ve been wondering where to get the latest accurate news updates about the recently declared worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, we’ve put together a few resources to make it easier for you. Remember to use verified resources and not gossip or hearsay when making important decisions regarding using social distancing, shelter-in-place, and self-quarantine measures. In this article, we’ll provide you with information on where to get the latest and most accurate coronavirus updates — straight from the source. Here’s the list.
Resource #1 – World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a global organization that works to promote health and safety worldwide. The WHO is responsible for diagnosing, monitoring, and providing public health information on public health issues that affect the world at large. The latest global pandemic of COVID-19 was declared by the WHO.
**This organization updates global information related to the coronavirus every 24 hours on its website.
Resource #2 – Centers For Disease Control (CDC)
You’ve probably heard about the CDC before now, if you aren’t sure who they are or what they do, here are the basics.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquartered in Atlanta is the US branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services. According to the CDC homepage, the organization’s mission is to protect the health and safety of US citizens at home and abroad. The CDC works in concert with state, federal, and global agencies to diagnose, assess, and counteract public health issues.
**This organization updates the information for COVID-19 regularly on its website.
While it may seem strange to reference Twitter in finding the latest coronavirus news, it’s really a useful and up to the minute tool. If you have a Twitter account, you can find local resources that apply to your specific, county, state, region, or city. Many school districts and public health facilities are updating their communities online using this popular social media platform.
Examples of related accounts to follow for coronavirus news on Twitter are:
Local Health Departments
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control
You can also follow @msloydwrites organically curated Twitter list — for a real-time stream of updated and reliable sources.
**Information on Twitter is often updated in real-time and may not be verified in advance. Always check with official sources to verify information found on this or any other social networking site.
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While these aren’t the only sources providing regular updates on the coronavirus, due to their interest in public safety as it relates to containing COVID-19, they are likely to be some of the most accurate.
If you have information to share about available resources in your area that are reporting reliable information feel free to share in the comments below or @msloydwrites on Twitter in reference to the article.
For the moment, we’re continuing to follow the advice of local, state, and public authorities including the WHO recommendations outlined below. Stay safe everyone!
Recommendations and advice from the World Health Organization
- Wash Your Hands Frequently
- Maintain Social Distancing
- Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose, And Mouth
- Practice Good Respiratory Hygiene
- If You Have A Fever, Cough, And Difficulty Breathing – Call Your Healthcare Provider Immediately.
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Ms. Loyd is a mental health advocate who personally understands the daily struggles of others living with mental health concerns including anxiety.
Michelle currently enjoys writing uplifting and informative articles on the topics of mental health including anxiety, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression.
Other topics of interest include — artificial intelligence, psychology, technology, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.
These articles provide a humanistic view of the challenges today’s society is facing together with realistic expectations and manageable options for change.