Evaluating COVID-19 Information
While information has helped people stay safe and healthy, incorrect information sometimes increases confusion about health-related issues. Many people are suffering as a result of incorrect information. This type of information can be spread widely very quickly because it is easy to share. Misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information can spread through many different ways, such as word of mouth, social media, e-mail, and text, which may seem valid at first, but is the information coming from a credible source?
The County of San Diego has declared medical misinformation a public
health crisis and is working to create a space to help you get
accurate and reliable information from credible sources.
Understanding Types of Incorrect Information
Clarifying misinformation with a focus on information related to health and medical issues.