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Who to trust and how to overcome COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria

If there is a lesson that COVID-19 has taught stakeholders about public health misinformation in Nigeria and probably elsewhere, it is that a sentiment-laden blend of distrust and religion, and a number of traditional beliefs could get people who are expected to know better, to jettison commonsense, temporarily or permanently, and consider or fully embrace […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck

When will we have a COVID-19 vaccine?

Prior to COVID-19, the shortest amount of time it took to develop a vaccine was for mumps and it took roughly four years. The development and testing processes for vaccines normally take many years. The rush for a COVID-19 vaccine is unprecedented in its speed. However, given the high rate at which possible vaccines drop […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck

Public health experts debunk COVID-19 misinformation in Nigeria

Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria, there has been an overwhelming amount of information on social media, websites and mainstream media about the virus. The increased access to information has led to a proliferation in sources of information, with the consequence that it has enabled the spread of misinformation and fake news. […]

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Is COVID-19 the same as malaria?

Is COVID-19 the same as malaria? No. COVID-19 and malaria may have similar symptoms but they are very different diseases with different modes of transmission and treatment. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, and humans become infected by mosquito bites. COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets that we inhale through our nose or our mouth. COVID-19 […]

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Nigeria Health Watch Partners with Meedan to counter Misinformation on COVID-19 in Nigeria

23 June, 2020 | Abuja – Nigeria Health Watch Partners with Meedan to counter Misinformation on COVID-19 in Nigeria Concerned by the rapid spread of misinformation around COVID-19, Nigeria Health Watch and Meedan have partnered to counter misinformation around COVID-19 and other public health challenges. The spread of misinformation during disease outbreaks is a global […]