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Vt. health officials: Be wary of social suggesting COVID-19 cure

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Published: Apr. 17, 2020 at 6:16 AM EDT
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It's understandable that people are searching for a cure to the coronavirus, but the COVID-19 team at the Vermont Health Department warns against putting your trust in social media.

This comes as social media videos and articles suggest various ways to prevent COVID-19, or share treatments once someone is already sick. WCAX heard from various viewers about one particular video talking about a treatment and asked the Vermont Health Department how people should react to information they find on Facebook.

A spokesperson says Vermonters should turn to trusted sources for the most accurate information when it comes to COVID-19.

"We encourage Vermonters to seek science-based information from trusted sources, such as the Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whether it's an article, photo or video, you can help prevent the spread of misinformation by only sharing information from reliable sources," said a Health Dept. spokesperson.

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