Since the outbreak of the coronivirus outbreak in Wuhan, China's Hubei province, a lot of information has been published about the origin of COVID-19, how to prevent it or its effects in the short and long term.
In the face of so much noise, it is important to refer only to legitimate sources, reputable media and, ultimately, true and proven facts. Likewise, it is important not to worry about any new ideas coming from social media.
1. Official sources
In some cases it may be advisable to always check the information provided by official sources, as they may also be sources of interest. In this case, however, it is important that you trust the government.
Do not be taken online information from any source. On the website of Department of Health You will find everything you need to know about the coronavirus, including daily advice and a selection of questions and answers.
And we can trust the scientific community, but it is always good to believe the data from the scientific community supported by this field. We insist, of course, on not overuse.
There are several platforms on the Internet that allow you to track the number of infections, deaths and treatment almost instantly. One of them is the one made Johns Hopkins University from Baltimore (United States).
2. Telematic media conferences
In the latest news on the status of the coronavirus in Spain, you can see the public appearances of President Pedro Sánchez, his ministers or the Coronavirus Technology Management Committee daily.
Telematic news conferences can be downloaded live via Twitter's official Twitter accounts Moncloa or Department of Health. Government intervention can also be seen on television on such channels 24 hours from TVE.
3. Reacted media
In line with the above, you also need to make sure that you use popular media that gives you enough confidence to know that your sources will be certified and will not fall into disadvantage.
Other ways of providing accurate information are:
Many have lost hope in traditional media or are unfamiliar with television or radio. These tend to be the same ones that prefer other sources such as podcasts.
On platforms like Apple Podcasts you will find programs about the epidemic. It is a form of Coronavirus Report by Cadena SER, On the shoulders of the great from Radio 5,
5. Telephone Information Line
These days, in addition to advice and scientific information, many Spaniards are eager to learn about the symptoms of a new coronavirus, often comparing themselves to those they may have been experiencing.
In Spain, there are two number of health emergencies, 112 and 061. But when inquiring about COVID-19, the government has provided new telephone lines for each private sector. You can check the number on the website for Department of Health.
To avoid a potential staff fall, it is best to first check the website for this service. In communities like Catalonia, other means of communication have been developed STOP COVID19 CAT signal monitoring.
Stay away from social media
To conclude, we feel the need to emphasize that we should not trust everything we see online. Just because it's written in a digital portal doesn't mean it's true. And the same goes for social networking.
You should also disregard the email and WhatsApp chains you received for COVID-19 affiliate tips and advice. This is the best way to defend yourself in combat deceit online.
Ignoring this information that does not reach us via official channels will also bring us mental health happiness. The fullness of information can affect us emotionally and we have to fight.