For the past two years, Twitter has had a COVID-19 information page attached to its explore page. Do we still need this COVID-19 information page today?
COVID-19 has become a household name at this point. We have all been dealing with this worldwide pandemic for the past two years. However, the information about everything going on with this pandemic continues to change, whether it be how the virus is affecting people, what vaccines are available, or the best ways to combat the spread of the virus.
The COVID-19 page that is attached to Twitter’s explore page includes updates on the pandemic, as well as the latest information that has come out about the virus. In previous years, it had headlines, pandemic breaking news, and news connecting to COVID-19 information. The page is meant to help people stay up to date with all of the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and still is helpful today.
As time goes by, information about the virus has shifted. In the beginning, our knowledge of how to combat this new virus was limited. Even now that we understand more about COVID-19, things changed and there were more variants emerging, which caused CDC guidelines to change.
Information pages similar to what Twitter offers can help put this information out to a mainstream audience. Information pages that give updates relating to the pandemic are important. Being able to easily access information about how the pandemic is being handled in different places can lower the chances of miscommunication. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been conflicting information about how the virus affected people, mask and face covering effectiveness, and information about vaccines. Due to all of the conflicting information, it’s hard to make sure that you are getting the most accurate and updated information.
As we slowly come out of the pandemic, this page can still be useful with providing the changing information to the communities still affected by COVID-19.
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