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COVID-19 research: Fact, fiction or something in-between

Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network on

Published in Health & Fitness

"The National Library of Medicine provides a helpful tutorial on how to evaluate a health-related website while the Surgeon General recommends a quick health misinformation checklist," says Swift.

Some of the tips they offer include:

•Did you check with the CDC or local public health department to see whether there is any information about the claim being made?

•Did you ask a credible health care professional such as your doctor or nurse if they have any additional information?

•Did you type the claim into a search engine to see if it has been verified by a credible source?

 

•Did you look at the "About Us" page on the website to see if you can trust the source?

•If you're not sure, don't share!

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