Teaching Senior Citizens to Spot Misinformation

This article explains that COVID-19 has made the topic of misinformation timely and urgent. Discerning reliable health information is especially a matter of life or death for older people who are more vulnerable to the virus, and showcases projects created to ameliorate the situation.

Tips to spot misinformation and avoid sharing it include evaluating whether news is from a known media outlet; noting the publication date, who wrote the content, and whether the author is reputable; checking if a website has a .gov, .edu, .org or .com suffix; and if a website is selling a product.

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    How the Virus Won

    This interactive graphic moves through the timeline of COVID-19 in the United States and shows via a map how and where the virus spread.

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      3-D Simulation about Social Distancing

      Scientists who study the transmission of respiratory illnesses like influenza say that infections typically happen when a healthy person comes into contact with respiratory droplets from an infected person’s cough, sneeze or breath.

      This simulation, created using research data from the Kyoto Institute of Technology, offers one view of what can happen when someone coughs indoors. A cough produces respiratory droplets of varying sizes. Larger droplets fall to the floor, or break up into smaller droplets.

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        New York Times COVID-19 Dashboard

        The New York Times COVID-19 dashboard displays a map of numbers of cases, deaths, and cases per 100,000 around the world. Another set of data shows case growth rates from January 22 to the present.