The Truck: A COVID-19 prevention campaign on wheels

The Truck is a multi-media messenger on wheels traveling South Africa and broadcasting local stories about how COVID-19 has affected people’s lives. Accompanied by trained community engagement teams, the joint effort is a vital communication intervention creating awareness about COVID-19 prevention methods while combatting misinformation and myths about the virus.

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy on Social Media: Building a Public Twitter Data Set of Antivaccine Content, Vaccine Misinformation, and Conspiracies

    False claims about COVID-19 vaccines can undermine public trust in ongoing vaccination campaigns, posing a threat to global public health. Misinformation originating from various sources has been spreading on the web since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Antivaccine activists have also begun to use platforms such as Twitter to promote their views. To properly understand the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy through the lens of social media, it is of great importance to gather the relevant data.

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      Answers to Tough Questions about Public Health

      This section is an ongoing compilation of tough questions related to COVID-19, with suggested answers. Many of these topics are sensitive and often politicized. The document is designed to provide message guidance and framing for public health officials and others, and it is regularly updated to reflect new developments and emerging issues.

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        Response to COVID-19, a practical guide for schools

        The development of this practical guide is part of the response to Covid-19 in schools and schools.

        This work was coordinated by DCMS / MEN, in partnership with SNEIPS / MSAS, Atelier FONS and USAID / Breakthrough Action.

        This guide, which is intended to be a tool to support the educational community in establishing good attitudes and practices, is made up of three parts:

        • Documentary section in which generalities on Covid-19 are discussed;
        • Practical part where technical sheets are presented accompanied by illustrations of the measures decreed by the health authorities;
        • General recommendations section.

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        Guide de gestion des rumeurs COVID-19-SN

        Ce document est un guide de gestion des rumeurs durant la campagne contre la COVID-19.

        Il est destiné aux techniciens, prestataires de santé et acteurs communautaires pour une meilleure gestion dans l’exécution du plan de communication.

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        COVID-19: Silencing health workers, researchers, and journalists caused unnecessary deaths, says Amnesty International

        Governments are causing unnecessary covid-19 deaths by trying to silence healthcare workers, journalists, and researchers, Amnesty International has said.

        By clamping down on freedom of expression they have damaged peoples’ ability to access accurate and timely information to help them respond to the global health crisis, the human rights group said in a report Silenced and Misinformed: Freedom of Expression in Danger During COVID-19. Simultaneously, big tech has amplified the reach of inaccurate and dangerous information.

        Source: COVID-19: Silencing health workers, researchers, and journalists caused unnecessary deaths, says Amnesty International

          Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

          This news article by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains that you should not use the livestock dewormer drug called ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The FDA published the article in response to a rumor that the medicine is a miracle cure but has since resulted in increased calls to poison control centers across the US.

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            Coronavirus doesn’t care about position, caste or designation

            This poster explains that the coronavirus doesn’t care about position, caste or designation. It is a highly infectious virus and does not discriminate in terms of whom it infects.

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              Can people not infected with coronavirus black fungus

              This poster explains whether or not someone not infected with the coronavirus can get infected with black fungus.

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                Be aware of misleading device like corona guards advertised in the market

                This poster warns the public of a misleading device called a “corona guard” which has been marketed in Nepal to protect someone from COVID-19. It explains that the device does not work; if someone wanted to be protected, they should get vaccinated and wear a mask.

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