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COVID-19 Infodemic: Underlining the importance of digital literacy skills

Komang Ayu Kartika Sari

Komang Ayu Kartika Sari
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University. Email: ayoex_11@yahoo.co.id
Online First: July 01, 2021 | Cite this Article
Sari, K. 2021. COVID-19 Infodemic: Underlining the importance of digital literacy skills. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Archive 9(1): 1-2. DOI:10.15562/phpma.v9i1.320


The COVID-19 pandemic is currently the most significant public health emergency worldwide and has impacted many sectors, including in Indonesia. The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has continued to increase since the first case identified on 1 March 2020. The massive impacts of COVID-19 pandemic are not merely related to the fast transmission of the disease itself, but also with the fast spread of various information, both accurate and inaccurate, which have raised confusion in the community. The epidemic of information, which is called “infodemic” is defined by World Health Organisation as too much information including false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak.

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