Using the Tips to establish whether coronavirus information is and the information found via the reference links to organisations, reports, and studies , advice can be provided to the general public, as well as to specific target groups, such as seniors, young people and patients on corona dashboards, websites and patient portals. In this way, they will learn to recognise online coronavirus information that is reliable: information they can use to prevent or to recover from an infection with the coronavirus.
The toolkit is not only intended for use by government institutions, senior citizen organisations, educational institutions, journalist organisations, the RIVM National Institute for Public Health in the Netherlands, the Robert Koch Institute in Germany, the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, the WHO, hospitals and patient organisations but also by citizens who want to know how to guard against Covid-19 fake news.
Furthermore, it is important to realise that there is more to influencing behaviour (for example, persuading citizens of the importance of getting vaccinated) than facts alone. This Toolkit, therefore, not only focusses on the cognitive aspects involved in providing citizens with access to reliable Covid-19 news but pays attention to the emotional aspects as well involving them by using an interactional approach.➡️See Educational measures,💡 2. Test creative ways to promote media literacy.
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