Coronavirus (540) Are we past the peak of viral WhatsApp misinformation about coronavirus? (4)

3 May, 2020

I think there is information explored on covid-19 especially using WhatsApp platform. It is like what happened in 1980s and 1990s during the advent of HIV and AIDs, everyone jumped on the bandwagon to misinformation until many got fatigued of information overload.

I think credible sources should be WHO and government official channels like ministry of health or government spokesmen and women.

Therefore, trustworthy information should be original, authentic, reliable from a source which one can verify.


HIFA profile: Kenneth L Chanda is Associate Consultant and Lecturer at National Institute of Public Administration where he is lecturing in Records Management. He is co-author of The development of telehealth as a strategy to improve health care services in Zambia. Kenneth L. Chanda & Jean G. Shaw. Health Information & Libraries Journal. Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 133139, June 2010. He recently retired as Assistant Medical Librarian at the University of Zambia. klchanda AT