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Cononavirus and COVID-19 Information for California

Trustworthy information about COVID-19

Myth-Busting - Check the Sources of your Information!

When so many people are scared or feel threatened, rumors and misinformation fly wild. It's best to look up the scientific evidence (or at least scientific rationale) behind advice about slowing the spread of coronavirus and keeping healthy in this pandemic. If you can't verify the science, fact-check it. When in doubt, stick to trusted sources of information like the resources linked in this guide.

If you see something that looks to be from a trustworthy source, double check directly by searching that source's webpage. (For example, this advice did not come from someone at Stanford Hospital, as it claims.)

Other Useful Information Sources

The World Health Organization has collected a lot of useful information:


These specialized resources may also be useful.

 - Data and medical research news on the pandemic:

While there are several institutions that track the number of  COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine has collated data from the most authoritative sources into one interactive map. That University also collects and reposts the most accurate news on the pandemic at:


 - Medical research and clinical medical literature:


 - Legal (and financial and regulatory) matters relating to the pandemic :


 - Research and Public Policy:

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