Thank you Chris [ https://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/coronavirus-1394-communicating-risks-an... ]. For sure cross-referencing between these sources has a lot of value. In fact the infodemic is affecting even those with “brains” due to conflicting messages coming form different “reliable” sources. The informal knowledge from people who have been affected by the virus has a value in asking and getting some information on the symptoms, not the figures of course. Talking of figures on number of people infected, vaccinated, cured, etc. I personally don’t believe these figures knowing how these were calculated by governments and then sent to WHO, CDC, etc. to include in global reports.
Best regards. Najeeb
HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.
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