COVID-19: Links, resources and information
Accurate as at 23 March 2020
The global pandemic driven by the infectious disease COVID-19 has disrupted societies, with governments requiring citizens to practice self-isolation, and communications and media sources (both social and traditional) rife with misinformation or content lacking insight. As a consequence of this highly dynamic situation, YSPN has prepared the following “newsroom” and FAQ to help people make sense of the situation and navigate it as effectively as possible.
Our role here is not to provide our audience with a unique take on the information, but ensure that our audience knows where to access accurate, and up-to-date information from primary sources, relating to the current situation, best practice, and responses from across a spectrum of themes and issues relevant to YSPN’s audience.
Given that our links are to primary sources like Government Dept. websites, and organisations like the World Health Organisation, we expect that those links will not go stale, or the information out of date, as the link sources are updating information on a much more regular and timely basis than our team of volunteers possibly could. To ensure the information remains most current, and links remain active, we will be reviewing the content here on a weekly basis (unless stated otherwise), and the date the information is current at will be written at the top of this article.
With the speed and ease at which misinformation can propagate during times of heightened stress and anxiety such as this, we also recommend our audience verify the source of any information that is not obviously from one of the below resources, and practice scepticism to mitigate the possibility of further spread of misinformation. We also recommend our audience do the same for information shared from medical health practitioners where they provide their own analysis above and beyond the information provided in the original source.
We also hope you’ll practice kindness and compassion with others as we navigate this crisis as a global community.