Rumors are unverified information that spread rapidly through a group or population. They can either be true or false. Often there is a bit of both in a rumor. Rumors are a natural response to uncertain or threatening times (Bugge: Rumour Has It, 2017). This short technical brief has important steps and resources on how country programs can track and address rumors around COVID-19 (as needed). The guide includes a number of great resources and links while also sharing nuggets from global, collective thinking around rumors.
COVID-19 Rumor Tracking [PDF]