In a time of world pandemic, when individuals are self isolating and any info they discover on the novel coronavirus is learn twice and handed on to their family members – each information piece holds immense weightage. And if the information piece is just not defined nicely or launched by an genuine supply, chances are high it will likely be interpreted in additional methods than one, inflicting panic and chaos amongst the folks. Therefore it’s suggested to do an intensive reality test earlier than circulating it any additional.

One such case surfaced lately the place a random round was handed round on social media with the title UNICEF and a few statements beneath it that talked about what coronavirus is, the causes and prevention. Keep away from ice cream and chilly meals as it could trigger coronavirus is what one of many factors said. Folks believed it and re-shared it largely due to its affiliation with a world organisation. Little did they know, it was faux.

Quickly after, UNICEF Pakistan and World Well being Organisation, the 2 largest  international entities working in the direction of public well being launched an announcement denying these claims about ice cream and chilly meals by posting the identical picture with faux written in daring purple and the caption saying ‘beware of misinformation’.

Not figuring out one thing is best than having the incorrect info, particularly at a time like this when individuals are training social distancing and closely dependant on digital media. It has additionally been emphasised to chorus from spreading misinformation, baseless info and as a substitute look out for each other, be there for our family members on this time of world disaster.