Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, misinformation has been spreading around the country and the world. Some information is simply outdated, while other articles contain rumors that are wildly untrue.
One of the best ways to ensure that you are receiving accurate information about COVID-19 is by checking verified government websites for news and advice. The more people who are armed with correct information and follow the appropriate guidelines, the better the outcome will be for those individuals and the people around them.
US Government Website
The U.S. government has set up a website strictly dedicated to offering information about coronavirus. It offers specific resources for different groups like small business owners, pregnant women, children, healthcare professionals, and people who need to travel. It also contains an FAQ page, up-to-date news articles, and information about coronavirus symptoms, risk factors, and social distancing. It’s very easy to navigate and find answers to specific questions, making it a website that virtually anyone can use.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is a great resource for anyone who wants accurate statistics about the number of coronavirus cases that are present globally and where they are in the world. Their website also has a number of helpful videos about preventing the spread of coronavirus, protecting yourself against coronavirus, and several Q&A videos that can help answer common questions. They also have a whole page dedicated to busting popular myths that have been circulating in order to offer helpful, factual information.
Watch Out for Scammers
It’s hard to believe that in this time of uncertainty and hardship that people would be trying to take advantage of others. Sadly there are some coronavirus-related scams that you should be on the lookout for. Anyone who contacts you via email and asks for sensitive information like social security numbers or credit card numbers is likely a scammer. Likewise, any calls or voicemails that seem suspicious or sound threatening are likely not from the government. Scammers can even pretend to be government officials! Do not give out personal information over email or phone.
For more information you can also check out resources provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services, and Benefits.gov. Your health and safety are important to us at Palos Heights Family Dental in Palos Heights, IL. We look forward to seeing you in our office when restrictions are lifted.
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