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In the era of fake news, mask naysayers and, dare we say, covidiots, relevant news often gets lost under the rubble of conspiracy theories and what not. 2020 already feels like a lucid fever dream as it is and we would be better off being well-informed by trustworthy sources of information.

However, even leading authorities are lagging behind in this respect. The WHO only recently stopped releasing its daily PDF COVID reports in favour of an online dashboard. On the other hand, Johns Hopkins put one together in 3 days in January. It took the WHO 8 months since the first outbreak to have its own. The health authority also recently upgraded its Health Alert service on Messenger with an A.I. to provide users with a better interactive experience, offer more accurate information, and allow the WHO to respond more quickly. The WHO is a bit later to the party as other similar chatbots have been coming out since March.

It’s likely that their bureaucracy is standing in the way. That would explain how they can be so slow in providing these resources. But the WHO is all we have when it comes to global healthcare leadership, and it must not be outpaced by third parties, fake news and conspiracy theories...

Source: Excerpt from The Most Reliable COVID-19 Online Resources: Your Ultimate Guide, The Medical Futurist, September 17, 2020.

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