Infodemics: A new challenge for public health

Dec 09, 2021 Volume 184 Issue 25 p6007-6212


Featured Article
Infodemics: A new challenge for public health
Sylvie C. Briand, et al.
The COVID-19 information epidemic, or “infodemic,” demonstrates how unlimited access to information may confuse and influence behaviors during a health emergency. However, the study of infodemics is relatively new, and little is known about their relationship with epidemics management. Here, we discuss unresolved issues and propose research directions to enhance preparedness for future health crises.