COVID-19 Social Media and the Role of the Public Physician
Topf, J., and Williams, P. (2021). COVID-19, Social Media, and the Role of the Public Physician. Blood Purification. 14:1-7.
By surveying physicians with a public presence on social media, the authors analyzed the role these doctors played in combatting misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and the infodemic. They found that “public physicians’” online audience grew during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing these doctors to provide good information and correct rumors, stigma, and refute conspiracies.