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This research article concludes that COVID-19 online educational articles are too difficult for laypeople to read and understand. The readability of educational articles about COVID-19 are too high for the average American to understand. Most online educational materials are written Read More
This commentary focuses on the need for health care workers to be social media leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social media has several benefits, especially for frontline health care workers. The use of social media allows for the timely dissemination Read More
This article details an Ontario acute care hospital’s response to COVID-19 outbreaks in nearby nursing homes. The hospital explained the partnership in four phases: “1) engagement, relationship and trust-building; 2) environmental scan, team-building and immediate response; 3) early phase response; Read More
This editorial illustrates how health promotion can tackle the COVID-19 threat and its societal impact. Health promotion can help address COVID-19 by focusing on individual behavior change and disease management, organizational and societal interventions, and population-level policies. When persuading people Read More
This article discusses how analysts are tracking false rumors about COVID-19 in hopes of curbing their spread. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called the COVID-19 pandemic an infodemic: “An over-abundance of information — some accurate and some not — Read More
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Review: How you should read coronavirus studies, or any science paper

This column points out the difficulty in reading scientific papers and offers suggestions for understanding this type of manuscript (which provides insight for what researchers should do to help readers). After a brief history of how scientific writing has evolved, Read More
This rapid evidence review determined that people vary widely in their adherence to quarantine recommendations and provides recommendations for public health officials to improve compliance. Because adhering to quarantine can be difficult, the researchers wanted to assess what factors contribute Read More
This perspective suggests integrating risk communication and community engagement to address the COVID-19 pandemic. By studying the communication in China during the COVID-19 outbreak, scholars provide suggestions for improving emergency responses. These include improvements to internal governmental risk communication systems, Read More
This research article determined that mass media and peer educators are the predominant source of COVID-19 information for health care professionals. The findings from this study of medical professionals, medical students, and community workers in Vietnam suggest that mass media Read More
This perspective suggests integrating risk communication and community engagement to address the COVID-19 pandemic. By studying the communication in China during the COVID-19 outbreak, scholars provide suggestions for improving emergency responses. These include improvements to internal governmental risk communication systems, Read More

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