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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guide

This guide is a resource for locating quality information regarding COVID-19. It is not intended as a source for medical care or advice, nor is it an official communication platform for the University of Utah.

Health Literacy

WHAT IS HEALTH LITERACY?

Health Literacy is defined in the Institute of Medicine report, Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions."

WHAT?!?

Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about your health. The most important part of health literacy is to ask questions for information from good sources like your doctor!

Medical terms and plain language

“I DIDN'T GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL. WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO TELL ME?”

Numbers and Charts

“STATISTICS AND GRAPHS AND CHARTS! OH, MY!”

Multicultural Connections

COVID-19 and Quality Information

"HOW DO I TELL FAKE NEWS FROM REAL INFORMATION?"

It can be difficult to tell real facts from false information. Below are some sites that help you tell the difference -- but always use your best judgement! When in doubt, look for a second source of information, use the tools below, don't trust social media links alone, and ask your doctor!

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What is COVID-19?

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COVID-19 is the name for a widespread disease first identified in 2019. The name is a contraction: COrona VIrus Disease 2019 = COVID-19.

COVID-19 is also often referred to as "Coronavirus" or "Novel coronavirus."

The virus which causes COVID-19 is SARS-CoV-2.

 

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