The foci of communication about COVID-19 and its vaccine from different areas and groups has been diverse, with some communication leading to positive outcomes and others leading to less desirable outcomes. In this analysis of the World Health Organization’s communication Read More
Not only are people dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, but because of social media, they are also dealing with the COVID-19 infodemic. Two studies this week explore Twitter to assess topics, sentiments, and misinformation on the social media platform. In Read More
This week’s review of research addressing communication and COVID-19 focuses on social media, with many studies focusing specifically on Twitter. Here is what we know: Public’s Views of Social Media Social media is widely used by nearly all segments of Read More
A wealth of information about COVID-19 has been circulating from multiple sources, but to ensure that the public understands what they are reading, it is important that information is presented with health literacy in mind. In this study, researchers evaluated Read More
Overcoming Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric With the recent announcement of an impending COVID-19 vaccine, former CDC director Tom Frieden commented on the effect of misinformation and vaccine hesitancy. He argues that critical components of effective public health risk messaging has been conspicuously Read More
COVID-19 Information on Twitter It appears that Twitter has become the preferred social media platform to communicate facts, myths, and opinions about COVID-19. In this analysis of COVID-19-related information on Twitter, researchers determined that celebrities, politicians, and health agencies had Read More
In this article, health risk communication scholars use systems theory to analyze U.S. government communication during the COVID-19 pandemic and offer recommendations for local, national, and international governments to effectively communicate with the public: Actively seek and respond to relevant Read More

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