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Fighting the spread of COVID-19 misinformation

February 9, 2021 – From outlandish suggestions that people can beat COVID-19 by drinking bleach to conspiracy theories that vaccines can alter a person’s DNA, the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the challenges medical misinformation poses in the…

How not to be overwhelmed with COVID-19 news

To avoid becoming “saturated” with the daily deluge of COVID-19 news, consider dialing it back, says health communication expert Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath. Viswanath, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,…

Instagram remains a hotbed of vaccine misinformation

Leaders of the social media platform Instagram said months ago that they would take steps to curb the spread of misinformation about vaccines, but anti-vaccine content remains prevalent on the platform, according to news reports. A February 2,…

Social media use can be positive for mental health and well-being

A new study assessed the association of two dimensions of social media use—how much it’s routinely used and how emotionally connected users are to the platforms—with three health-related outcomes: social well-being, positive mental health, and self-rated health.