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In A Pandemic, Credible Information Is A Matter Of Life And Death


Infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Syra Madad says that disease outbreaks are often accompanied by infodemic, where unreliable information spreads quickly. Having previously battled outbreaks of Ebola, Zika, and measles,Dr. Madad says that she always has to fight the 'contagion of misinformation.' However, Business Insider reports there are ways for people to vet their sources. Use the 5 W's: whose, what, why, when, and where. Whose information is being presented? A government, or a company? Do they have a track record of providing credible information? What are they offering? A product? When was the information written, and by whom? Also, why are they offering this information? Why does this source exist? Finally, where is it coming from? What is the agenda of the source? Is its information based on credible evidence that can be cross-checked?

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