Combat COVID-19 hoaxes, rumors and misconceptions with factual information

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The COVID-19 outbreak is scary enough to most people, but misinformation whirling around on social media is causing fear and online battles between conspiracy theorists, realists and those who are fact-checking information.How can residents tell what is real and what isn’t?The Federal Emergency Management Agency advised that people can help stop the spread of disinformation by doing three simple things: don’t believe the rumors; don’t pass them along and do go to trusted sources of information to get the facts.The best sources for reliable information are https://coronavirus.gov, https://www.cdc.gov, https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus, plus Riverside County’s Public Health website https://www.rivcoph.org.Jennifer Leach, associate director of the division of consumer an
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