Don’t just go clicking on links and assuming the worst.
Still, there is accurate, science-backed health advice available if you know where to look. Finding the apps and sites that provide it can help keep you and your loved ones safe—whether that’s getting yourself up to speed on the latest developments with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, or understanding that nagging pain in your back.
The CDC has come under increased scrutiny since COVID-19 hit the US, but as the government agency tasked with protecting citizens’ health, it uses data from official, scientific sources, and is a voice you can trust.
Its COVID-19 hub offers useful advice on what to do if you think you might have the disease, how to minimize your risk of infection, and how to maintain your physical and mental health during the pandemic.