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Behind a lot of flashy headlines may lie questionable scientific claims - what should people be aware of when reading the news?

Behind a lot of news headlines often lie either questionable, oversold or misinterpreted research findings. So what should readers be aware of when reading news that contain scientific claims?
Stacked disasters – like a winter storm that damages a water system during a pandemic – can provide lessons for the next time around. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

5 strategies to prepare now for the next pandemic

Shoring up surveillance and response systems and learning lessons from how the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded will help the world be ready the next time around.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast Asian governments not only have to deal with the virus but also with the false information surrounding it.

Three fact-checking challenges in Southeast Asia

With a limited number of fact-checkers in Southeast Asia, fact-checking content becomes a challenging task to complete.
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Coronavirus misinformation is a global issue, but which myth you fall for likely depends on where you live

When it comes to COVID-19 misinformation, not all nations are the same. Some are peddling a larger variety of myths than others - and each seems to have its own personal favourite.
blankAn airline passenger checks his smart phone at Montreal–Trudeau International Airport, Friday, March 20, 2020, as COVID-19 cases rise in Canada and around the world. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

#COVID19: Social media both a blessing and a curse during coronavirus pandemic

In an age of social media and the propensity for misinformation to spread like wildfire, organizations and governments should consider social media strategies in pandemic response planning.

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