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Best Twitter Accounts to Follow for COVID-19 Info

With a constantly changing situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, Twitter has become a useful resource for sharing information and keeping up to date with guidelines and restrictions. 

Instead of wading through the swamp of misinformation and confusion, following a few reliable accounts is a reassuring way to stay informed. Here are our top 20 accounts for reputable and useful COVID-19 advice.

 

1. CDC - @CDCgov 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers daily updates on health and safety, with 3.8 million followers relying on its accessible information. 

 

2. World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific - @WHOWPRO

 

Regular and reliable updates for the Western Pacific region, including Asia and Oceania. 

 

3. Australian Government Department of Health - @healthgovau

 

Health updates directly from the Australian Government, with important resources and useful graphics. 

 

4. Australian state health departments - various

 

Guidelines, restrictions and updates relevant to each state, including:

  • NSW Health - @NSWHealth
  • ACT Health - @ACTHealth
  • SA Health - @SAHealth
  • VicHealth - @VicHealth
  • WA Health - @WAHealth
  • Department of Health, Tasmania - @TasmaniaHealth
  • Queensland Health - @qldhealthnews 

Northern Territory Department of Health does not appear to have a Twitter account.

 

5. ReachOut.com - @ReachOut_AUS

 

Resources and tools for mental health support. 

 

 

In addition to following the right accounts, we recommend taking advantage of COVID-19 tab under Explore.

COVID-19 Explore
Source: Twitter

 

6. Wellcome - @wellcometrust

 

Scientific information on infectious diseases, mental health and more. 

 

7. Michael Kidd - @MichaelKidd5

 

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health.

 

8. Mary-Louise McLaws - @MarylouiseMcla1

 

UNSW professor of epidemiology and advisor to WHO.

 

9. Florian Krammer - @florian_krammer

 

Professor at the School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in the microbiology department. 

 

10. Dr Angela Rasmussen - @angie_rasmussen

 

Virologist who studies the host response to viral infections and how it causes disease.

 

Stay across advice from Australian health authorities, government agencies and reliable sources by viewing the Updates on COVID-19 in Australia thread. 

 

 

11. Caitlin Rivers, PhD - @cmyeaton

 

Infectious disease epidemiologist and faculty member at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 

 

12. Krutika Kuppalli, MD - @krutikakuppalli

 

Writes about virology, emerging infections, pandemic preparation and health policy. 

 

13. Dr. Syra Madad - @syramadad

 

Public health and pathogen preparedness and response expert.

 

14. Dr. Nancy Messonnier - @DrNancyM_CDC

 

CDC vaccine expert.

 

15. Scott Becker - @scottjbecker

 

Public health professor and CEO of APHL.

 

16. Dr Zoe Hyde - @DrZoeHyde

 

Biostatistician and epidemiologist. 

 

17. Isaac Bogoch - @BogochIsaac

 

Scientist and infectious diseases physician. 

 

18. Trevor Bedford - @trvrb

 

Scientist who specialises in viruses and immunity. 

 

19. Helen Branswell - @HelenBranswell

 

Writer and reporter of infectious diseases.

 

20. Thoughts of a Dog - @dog_feelings

 

Important resource when you need some heart-warming comic relief.  

 



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