Coronavirus (297) COVID19 Combatting coronavirus misinformation

2 April, 2020

Dear Neil, Steering group colleagues and HIFA

Misinformation around coronavirus featured heavily in the recent Steering Group meeting and in our discussions, we sought to identify how we could work with partners like Google to address this issue.

NEW MISINFORMATION NEWS STORY ON CABI’S GLOBAL HEALTH INTERFACE REFERENCES HIFA

I write to tell you that CABI’s Global Health interface now has a feature story “COVID19: Combatting coronavirus misinformation“ (https://www.cabdirect.org/globalhealth/news/66735) written by myself and colleague Jess Thay. It discusses social media, self-published books, the role internet companies can play to reduce misinformation and how the general public or health professional can personally combat misinformation.

In it, under the section “What can YOU do?”, we deliberately draw attention to:

- HIFA’s role as an official health discussion foorum

- The ongoing coronavvirus discussion

- Multilinggualism (linking to “Translators without borders”)

- Trusted sources of regionaal and global updates on coronavirus (COVID-19)

WE hope our article provides support to HIFA’s current discussions with Google and others. You can Share the article itself, or retweet it from here:

https://twitter.com/CABI_Health/status/1242516287659614209

CABI’S FREE CORONAVIRUS COLLECTION ON GLOBAL HEALTH

AS you know, CABI has made its coronavirus content (both human and animal) free for 3 months and we are maintaining the Homepage monthly focus on Coronavirus for that period. You will be able to search & browse this information with all the functionality & features of the refreshed Global Health interface.

We now have a delightful pop-up to use for free access! Please tell all your colleagues about this free resource and send them the link and instructions below.

Instructions:

To gain access visit the Global Health website (http://www.cabdirect.org/globalhealth).

From the pop-up, you Click green button, Register to create an account, then use Redeem a voucher code, and then next visit just Login.

HIFA members please use voucher code: CV10YLTW42E3

Pop-up provides an alternative voucher code but it would be helpful to us if HIFA members continued to use the same one.

Any problems at all, please contact myself w.norris@cabi.org or contact support@cabi.org

Many thanks

Wendie

HIFA profile: Wendie Norris is Editor of the Global Health & Tropical Diseases Bulletin, at CAB International, UK. CABI improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. www.cabi.org Wendie has a background as a research scientist in developmental biology. She is a member of the HIFA Steering group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group

http://www.hifa.org/support/members/wendie

w.norris AT cabi.org