With the ominous threat of COVID-19 looming, the spread of misinformation is rampant. It can be difficult to know which sources can be trusted and those that should be avoided. We have compiled a small list of podcasts that have been recommended and vetted.
Infectious Diseases Society of America COVID-19 Podcast: This podcast gives listeners a look into the most up-to-date happenings regarding the virus, giving real facts and informing people how to stay safe. IDSA also has a segment called “Snapshot from the Front Line,” detailing the lives of those that are putting themselves at risk to help people that have contracted the virus.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Public Health On Call: Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offer science and evidence-based insights on the public health news of the day.
Nature’s Coronapod: Here, science writers and journalists Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Amy Maxmen talk about news surrounding the novel coronavirus. Topics have ranged from vaccines to explaining the immune system. One of the segments, “One Good Thing This Week,” brightens the mood by talking about one thing that made the hosts smile that week.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Podcast: SHEA’s podcast series discusses almost everything related to the virus, such as what to do if there’s a shortage of supplies, testing for the virus, as well as how people should take care of themselves during these tough times.
Annals On Call – Understanding the Spread of COVID-19: ACP’s Annals of Internal Medicine, a well-respected journal, recently released a podcast with Dr. Centor discussing the epidemiology of the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.
NEJM’s Clinical Conversations: The NEJM released this podcast talking with Dr. Anthony Fauci of NIAID about how he talks to patients during this time and how he keeps informed about the spread of the virus.
The rapidly changing situation means that people are often desperately searching for information and could be less likely to fact check. It is important to check sources when gathering information and when disseminating facts about COVID-19 to the media and your stakeholders. Be accurate; it could save someone’s life.