Sorting Fact from Fiction: Reliable Sources on COVID-19


The page of the CDC’s website dedicated to COVID-19.

With all the news concerning COVID-19, how can anyone be sure that the information they’re reading, hearing, or watching is actually accurate? 

Different news stations have different views. Politicians and government officials’ opinions across the country vary.  

Who to believe? Where are the real facts? These are all legitimate — and vital — questions to be asking during this pandemic.

Below is The Comenian’s go-to list of credible resources on all things coronavirus:

Coronavirus Dashboard provides real-time stats with updates of the number of cases, deaths, and recoveries around the globe by country (and in the U.S. by state). Designed by a senior high school student in Washington State

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for increasing health security in our nation.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the authority on international health within the United Nations system.

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health through the security of human and veterinary drugs, biological devices, and medical devices as well as ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. Government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

National Institutes For Health (NIH) is a part of the HHS, in that it is the nation’s medical research agency.

National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) consists of faculty and staff from Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine, and the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Bellevue Hospital Center. This site tracks the number of cases globally 24/7 and how to stay updated via apps. 

State and Local Governments 

These sites have the very latest COVID-19 statistics and news in your immediate areas: