Infodemiology of Covid-19: navigating misinformation in New Zealand

Dr Ellen Strickland Chief Advisor - International •

The Internet is a great way for people to access and share information, but not all of that information is helpful. In a global pandemic, as we now face, correct, timely information from the right source, received through the right medium, can save lives. Get that recipe wrong, especially with misinformation or mixed messages, and it costs lives. People basing their actions on misinformation about Covid-19 is leading to increased spread, and, in some places, to more suffering and fatalities.

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