This article is part of the guide Remote Working during COVID-19, How to ride out the coronavirus outbreak.
If you’ve not worked remotely before, then riding through this coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis will be particularly scary and challenging time. This is made even worse by the amount of fake news flying around or unsubstantiated claims.
Recommended news sources
- World Heath Organisation (WHO) – they are bound to inform and protect the public across the world. They also recently added a myth busters page to its information on the virus.
- US CDC have a dedicated site to coronavirus.
- Full Fact – a UK-based charity that provide free tools, information and advice so that anyone can check the claims from politicians and the media.
- The US National Institute for Health
- The UK’s National Health Service information pages.
- The US Food and Drug Administration page for COVID-19.
- Make sure when reading news, they rely on experts who use well-accepted scientific analyses and publish their results in reputable medical journals. Be aware that analyses can be taken out of context, so always look at multiple sources.
Most trustworthy sources
A recent survey conducted by the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute analysed who the most and least trustworthy news sources are. Michael Kearney, an incoming professor at the University of Missouri, did statistical analysis of the 8,728 questionnaire responses.
Mentioned as trusted:
- The Economist
- Public television
- The Guardian
- The Wall Street Journal
- Los Angeles Times
- The Dallas Morning News
Mentioned as not trusted:
- Occupy Democrats
- Social media
- Huffington Post
- The Blaze
Keep this survey in mind when reading an article about Coronavirus.
We got this information out as quickly as possible and will be updating it over the coming days and weeks. If you have any other tools you want to add, please comment below or contribute to the cause and give your advice on remote working.