COVID-19 misinformation and incomplete information has been widespread during this pandemic. Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.medcram.com highlights “DISCERN” a peer-reviewed and validated research tool used to assess the quality of information. This tool can be applied to videos on YouTube and other internet sources. Although a recent journal article concluded that most coronavirus videos on YouTube were poor quality information (in particular from news outlets as a category), it highlighted the utility of the DISCERN tool to find high-quality information sources (This video was recorded June 29, 2020).

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Discern Tool | http://www.discern.org.uk/discern_instrument.php

YouTube / Discern Tool Article in Reviews of Medical Virology | https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/rmv.2132

MedCram Update 34 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7F1cnWup9M&vl=en

MedCram How Coronavirus Kills | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okg7uq_HrhQ

JAMA | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg5PjvbVioA

MedCram Update 11 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfGpdFNHoqQ

Louisville Lectures | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFrghcp5pbY

Johns Hopkins Tracker and Testing | https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases

Worldometer | https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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