This brief report highlights the need for an increased public health presence on social media to educate community members about COVID-19 myths.
This study assessed COVID-19 knowledge among educated individuals and determined that survey respondents were generally not knowledgeable about most COVID-19. Even college-educated individuals had low health literacy levels, which contributes to misunderstanding of COVID-19 information. The participants valued information from public health experts more so than government officials and accessed most of their information from the Internet and social media, suggesting that health educators, medical personnel, and public health practitioners should develop communication strategies for online dissemination to improve knowledge. The study highlights the need for continued high-frequency communication with all populations, but particularly high-risk communities, through frequently accessed online sources.