How can we separate fact from fiction, when there are so many conflicting sources of COVID-19 information out there? Begin by selecting a reliable source. Focus on reputable healthcare organizations, government agencies, or academic research sites. The links listed below are some good examples. Avoid sources that have a political, religious, commercial or other type of agenda -- even if it's one you personally agree with. These days it's not easy to find unbiased facts. But that's your goal.
Once you've selected a source, stick with it. When you see conflicting numbers between websites, that doesn't always mean that one is wrong. Different organizations often use different methods of measurement and reporting. But using the same source consistently should give you a clearer picture of relative increases and decreases. Then you can use your evidence-based practice skills to analyze and evaluate the data.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has developed several free COVID-19 courses for student nurses, new graduates, nurses returning to the workfoce, and for those who may be interested in learning more about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Browse the COVID-19 collection from the Journal of the American Medical Association, including Q&A sessions with NIAID's Anthony Fauci, an interactive map of the outbreak
courtesy of The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and past
publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.
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