The Role of Social Media in Covid-19


  • Helial Alomiry


The current narrative review aimed to evaluate the effects and role of social media in covid-19 pandemic. The examinations show that web-based media has been utilized to share perspectives, medical care, and social distancing during the Covid-19 emergency. However, social media networks have also been used in spreading bogus information to the general public during the Covid-19 pandemic. Along these lines, utilizing web-based media can be an important method for experts and governments to forestall the spread of this virus and even incomparable future emergence. The paper has contributed in many aspects like offering opportunity and remediation on the negative effects of social media during covid-19 such as the spread of misinformation to the general public. In addition, enhancement of public health practitioners’ reliance on social media as a tool for appropriate information dissemination as well as assists media personnel in understanding the gravity of the situation and the barriers to effective communication of public health messages. Key Words Covid-19, public health education, misinformation, public awareness, misperceptions.


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