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Tips for professional reporting on Covid-19

Figure 1 Tips for professional reporting on Covid-19 (World Health Organization)

As early as February 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that the world was fighting not just an epidemic but also an ‘infodemic’. Acknowledging that journalists play a vital role in informing the public on scientific developments, specifically as regards vaccines in these unprecedented times, the WHO published general guidelines for professional media reporting on Covid-19, which ‘should be followed whenever possible’ (see Figure 1).

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