This article highlights the problems of too much information and inability to critically evaluate scientific publications, thus, calling on professional health care organizations to communicate reliable information.
In only three months, the scientific literature has published a significant number of articles about COVID-19 from disease pathology to case studies to prevention and treatment strategies. The challenge is having the capacity to read, understand, and assess the information and apply it to ones’ life and/or vocation. Scientific experts have a responsibility to provide adequate information and clarify facts. Because health care providers may have limited training on how to critically appraise the deluge of published manuscripts, it is essential that reputable expert health organizations, such as the World Health Organization, communicate trustworthy and reliable information about quality and safety initiatives to help patients and health care professionals.