COVID Behaviors Dashboard

The COVID Behaviors Dashboard visualizes data from the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), launched by Facebook with the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center. Insights and analyses on how to use the data were written by researchers and social and behavior change communication experts at CCP in collaboration with WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. This site is intended to be used by policy makers, health officials and practitioners at national and subnational levels to better understand the behavioral drivers behind vaccine uptake, masking and physical distancing among other behaviors that affect the spread of COVID-19.

Data from this ongoing survey is collected daily and the dashboard is updated every two weeks.

Source: COVID Behaviors Dashboard

    Vira, the vaccine chatbot

    Vira, the vaccine chatbot was created by the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at IBM Research to reach people with simple answers to their common COVID-19 vaccine questions. Vira is adaptive, learning by listening to users’ questions and feedback to help scientists respond to emerging questions.

    Vira was inspired by previous research that showed automated chatbots using AI can effectively communicate credible information and support health behavior changes. 

    Vira can help health workers or anyone who seeks help fielding questions from family and friends about the COVID-19 vaccines. Check out Vira, a vax chatbot that’s here to help you and your loved ones make an informed decision.

    Source: Vira, the vaccine chatbot

    • Rose Weeks
    • rweeks@jhu.edu

    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.

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

      Digital Certificates for Vaccination

      This page on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website explains the concept of digital certificates for vaccination, their advantage over paper certificates, as well as WHO’s guidance towards digital certificates.

      Source: Digital Certificates for Vaccination

        Beds inquiry for COVID-19 patients

        This is a website by Nepal’s health ministry that shows hospital bed and ICU availability for COVID-19 patients.

        Source: Beds inquiry for COVID-19 patients

          Nepal COVID-19 Resources

          This page offers materials produced by the Ministry of Health in Nepal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

          The page includes print materials, audio, and reports.

          Source: Nepal COVID-19 Resources

            One Link Many Resources: For Journalists and the Media

            This is a COVID-19 resource repository by Internews. Resources include: Internews’ approach to COVID-19, The Internews COVID-19 Glossary, More info about the Pandemic Media Mentors, and more.

            Source: One Link Many Resources

              Managing Misinformation in a Humanitarian Context

              Internews first developed rumor tracking methodology in 2014 in Liberia, in order to address the deadly Ebola outbreak. Since then, they have implemented rumor tracking as a way to address misinformation during humanitarian crises in numerous countries and contexts, reaching hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries.

              The rumor tracking methodology includes three parts: Context, Case Studies, and a How To Guide.

              Source: Managing Misinformation in a Humanitarian Context

                Go Viral!

                GO VIRAL! is a 5-minute game that helps protect the public against COVID-19 misinformation.

                The players learn about some of the most common strategies used to spread false and misleading information about the virus. Understanding these tricks allows the public to resist them the next time they come across them online.

                Source: Go Viral!

                  We Speak Your Language

                  We Speak Your Language is an online resource providing up-to-date translations of Covid19-related information for the UK and Oxfordshire with the aim to help spread the official information to the linguistic minorities living in the UK. This resource is run by a volunteer team from the University of Oxford and translators from across the globe; we are supported by the Oxford City Council and Oxford Hub. As of May 2021, the resource includes six of the languages most spoken in Oxfordshire and is constantly expanding.

                  Source: We Speak Your Language

                  • Alexandra Vasilyeva
                  • wsyl.translators@gmail.com