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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 91-93

Infodemic and its unwanted effect on COVID-19

1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Pathum Sookaromdee
Private Academic Consultant, 111 Bangkok 122, Bangkok 10330
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jms.jms_59_21

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COVID-19 is a new disease that results in a worldwide pandemic. A rapid increasing of studies regarding occurs within a few period after its first emergence. The infodemic of COVID-19 data occurs. On the one hand, it can bring useful new knowledge. On the other hand, the negative impact such as misconduct and exaggeration off data occurs. In addition, since this new disease occurs in the IT era, the public health communication through social media regarding COVID-19 is also an interesting public health phenomenon. In this brief report, the authors summarize and discuss on infodemic and its unwanted effect on COVID-19.

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