In the interest of combating misinformation and promoting public health, HealthWeb Navigator is sharing some excellent trustworthy sources about the COVID-19 epidemic. Below are some of the best, which you may want to share with others and check back to regularly for up-to-date information.
Websites that offer general Information for the public:
• The New York Times has the most abundant and readable information about the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is free and frequently updated. You can view it at https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus and also sign up for a free newsletter on the pandemic.
• Kaiser Health News: https://khn.org is published daily by the non-profit Kaiser Foundation. It provides accurate stories about the COVID-19 pandemic and other health issues.
• The Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 daily newsletter is an excellent source for updated information on the pandemic. It includes links to many other sources. You can sign up at: http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/newsroom/newsletters/e-newsletter-sign-up.html.
• The Center for Disease Control (CDC) website is full of useful and updated information — along with practical tips on how to adjust to the pandemic. It also provides a free newsletter. https://www.cdc.gov.
Websites that physicians use:
As the most popular journals in medicine, these websites have free articles for readers who seek deeper information about COVID-19.
• The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is the world’s most respected medical journal. All COVID-19 articles and essays in the NEJM including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary can be viewed free of charge at https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus.
• The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is also a highly regarded medical journal which offers Q&As with health officials, an interactive map of the outbreak, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert.