Digital don'ts during the coronavirus pandemic

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​Disease in the digital age
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​Disease in the digital age

The internet is a great resource to gain knowledge, but during times like this it is also a source for misinformation.

Here's what you should avoid to stay safe and stay sane.

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​Do not download apps that check for symptoms
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​Do not download apps that check for symptoms

App stores - both Android and iOS - have seen an influx of apps that promise to help check for the virus, avoid these. All the symptoms of COVID-19 are listed on the WHO’s website, refer to that only.

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Do not buy test kits online
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Do not buy test kits online

The coronavirus is a complex protein that requires complex tests to find, any advertisements for test kits are most likely false or unauthorised.

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​Do not buy vaccines/cures online
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​Do not buy vaccines/cures online

Scientists around the world are working on a cure for the coronavirus and estimate research taking at least a year, so any ‘remedies’ found online are definitely not worth the risk.

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​Do not donate money
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​Do not donate money

Only donate to organizations you trust and international organisations vouched for by the WHO or trusted non profits like UNICEF.

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