Here are some of the most reliable sources for physicians and their patients concerning COVID-19.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is one of the most talked about topics in across the world today. During times like these, it's easy for false information to spread. That's why Medical Economics has compiled a comprehensive list of credible sources for physicians to share with their patients.Â
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
•The CDC has
for everyone in the community. •Specific information for healthcare professionals are broken down into the following categories: •Health departments •Healthcare facilities •Laboratories
•A live map of cases in the U.S. keeps readers up to date on possible cases, confirmed cases, and deaths
World Health Organization (WHO)
provides resources such as live feed of press conferences, educational videos, and a link to donate to the COVID-19 Response Fund. •There is also a designated section for media which includes press contacts.
American College of Physicians (ACP)
•The ACP has published a
comprehensive interactive guide
for COVID-19. •All 17 chapters are free to download and can be completed for CME/MOC credit.
•It includes interviews from experts, social distancing simulations, and instructional videos on how to obtain the the best sample via nasal swab.
American Medical Association (AMA)
•The AMA is keeping readers up to date with daily updates about the coronavirus. •They have a list of
including when and how to test your patients for COVID-19.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
•To help combat misinformation, Johns Hopkins has provided a list of
•Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins, is the author.
•Sirius XM channel 121 has relaunched under the title "Coronavirus: What You Need To Know”. •This channel is the result of a partnership between Sirius XM and NYU Langone Health. •It is available
for free. • They have also introduced a 24/7 COVID-19 hotline that can be reached at 877-402-6843. •Callers will receive direct responses to the most common questions. •Some questions will be answered on-air by experts.