News ConsumptionCoping skills and effective ways to manage the uncertainty of life during COVID-19.
Featured Choosing sources of information carefully is critical to COVID-19 mental well-being In the midst of COVID-19, it is increasingly difficult to avoid the bleak headlines and bright-red news banners. Staying informed is, after all, one way many of us try to win back a semblance of control. But while it’s natural to seek information about this unfolding public health crisis, we must also take steps to protect our mental health.
Featured COVID-19 and social media: Limit the spread of fear by changing online behaviour. Take a deep breath before forwarding posts about dubious cures or video from unknown sources
Featured COVID-19 Data Literacy is for Everyone Our pandemic lives are deeply entwined with data visualizations. From instructional hand-washing infographics, to calls to ‘flatten the curve,’ data visualisations are telling us how to live, and predicting our possible futures. As the cascade of open data relating to the COVID-19 virus grows, so too do the charts and graphs claiming to decipher, decode, and translate this data for everyday understanding.
Featured How to spot coronavirus fake news – an expert guide The proliferation of fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been labelled a dangerous “infodemic”. Fake news spreads faster and more easily today through the internet, social media and instant messaging. These messages may contain useless, incorrect or even harmful information and advice, which can hamper the public health response and add to social disorder and division.