The Internet can be a scary place.. so many pages, so many websites! Can we really believe everything we read?! Gadgets has broken down the most reliable Facebook pages and websites for you to be able to sieve through the sea of fake news out there.
What Local sites and Fb pages to follow for legit CoronaVirus News?
1. Worldometers Malta
Worldometer is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available. It is published by a small and independent digital media company based in the United States. These have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation.
Worldometer was voted as one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world.
Worldometer is a provider of global COVID-19 statistics for many caring people around the world. With their data being trusted and used by the UK Government, Johns Hopkins CSSE, the Government of Thailand, the Government of Pakistan, the Government of Sri Lanka, Government of Vietnam, Financial Times, The New York Times, Business Insider, BBC, and many others.
This website has a page dedicated to each countries cases, deaths and recoveries. One of the best places to view real time statistics.
2. Covid19 Malta
Facebook is flooded with comments from a lot of pseudo experts. Many have over night become medical professionals, journalists and scientists. Opinions flood our feeds and we’re lost with what to think and who to believe. This is Malta’s most reliable Facebook page with the scope to present a guide to the Maltese in relation to the COVID-19 situation. The information herein has been approved by the Health Authorities and the Government.
We’ve all grown accustomed to our daily routine tuning into TVM to listen to Prof. Charmaine Gauci update us with the amount of cases found the day before. We will now have to wait slightly longer for these updates as she will now be addressing the public only 3 times a week for now on.
4. LovinMalta (Covid Calls)
These live videos include CEO of Lovin Malta Chris Peregin discussing with a number of well informed politicians, medical professionals, journalists as well as people from the general public who got infected and cured. These videos are a good source of insight about COVID-19 and its repercussions and touch on a number of issues ranging from health to economy.
This is the Maltese governments health website and includes heaps of useful information related to Covid19 ranging from general information, symptoms, what to do if you’re unwell, how to book an appointment, and list of FAQS which basically answer everything we need to know about the pandemic.
When it comes to keeping abreast with updates from around the world we suggest following the ever reliable strong foreign news websites.
WHO you gonna call? The World Health Organization of course – a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.
There are many other trustworthy reliable site and FB pages to follow – however one must be careful when reading online as a lot of information posted on our feeds is not always the full truth.
Which are your go to platforms to update yourself with COVID 19 news?!
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