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A Word about Infodemic during COVID-19 Pandemic among Healthcare Professionals

Raman Sharma, Mahendra Kumar

Keywords : COVID-19 pandemic, HCWs, Healthcare professionals, Infodemic, SARS-CoV virus

Citation Information : Sharma R, Kumar M. A Word about Infodemic during COVID-19 Pandemic among Healthcare Professionals. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2022; 56 (3):149-150.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1582

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


In December 2019, the first coronavirus case was detected in Wuhan, China. On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a pandemic (COVID-19) due to the rapid spread of the SARS-CoV virus. Common folks using smartphones and social media to access health information create health crisis scenarios. The study's purpose was to see how healthcare workers got information and fake news through social media during the COVID-19 outbreak. In a country like India, receiving an unregulated flood of incorrect information on social media adds to the confusion and turns a pandemic into an infodemic.

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