With so much new information about the coronavirus appearing every day, it can be difficult to know what to believe. Whether it is speculation, a genuine misunderstanding or fake news spread to deliberately misinform, it is always good to check the facts behind the stories we hear about the pandemic.
Where to get accurate information
The following websites contain useful, verified information about COVID-19:
- Coronavirus mythbusters – World Health Organisation (WHO) website (external link)
- UK Government advice and information about COVID-19 (external link)
- Translated Government COVID-19 information (external link)
- NHS information about the coronavirus vaccine (external link)
- General COVID-19 information from the NHS (external link)
- How to report misinformation about the coronavirus online – WHO website (external link)
Is that true?
Thinking of sharing a story on social media, or with friends and family?
Read this useful checklist (external link) to decide if it’s reliable.
The following video discusses the science behind vaccines, as explained by Professor Jonathon Van-Tam: