Having communities around us who are taking things seriously, sharing stories to combat distrust, misinformation, and conspiracies
Al Jazeera has a daily live updates post that included info of COVID-19 around the world. I could see that it was serious and spreading before it got to my country (Canada).
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Today's post: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/uk-schools-close-italy-covid-19-deaths-jump-live-updates-200318235116951.html
(Googling "Al Jazeera coronavirus" will help you find the current day's post)
In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?
I realized that the virus was serious, spreading, and it was only a matter of time before it got to my country. I shared info with my family more often, started wearing a mask when I wasn't sure if I was feeling well, made it a point to wash my hands for 20 seconds, and paid more attention to my surroundings.
What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?
More stories about what it's actually like to get coronavirus and how it's impacting people.
What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?
There are many online communities (Reddit, Facebook groups, Twitter, forums, etc) where misinfo and consipracy theories are spreading because people do not trust their government/health authorities and feel that they are hiding information. Sharing info - esp real stories about what's happening - is important. Independent journalism is crucial, but it needs to give people information in a way that does not leave them with unmanageable fear. Should also tell them what they can do.