How coronavirus has sparked another viral health threat

At the time of writing, COVID-19 hasn’t yet been declared a pandemic by the WHO.


But the agency has been quicker to cast judgement on a different virus: the mass spread of news — some fake, some not — about coronavirus.

It has been called the 'infodemic'.

It defines this as “an overabundance of information ... that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it”.