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COVID-19 coverage on Wikipedia
Cochrane-Wikipedia volunteers are encouraged to use their Wikipedia editing skills and ability to interpret the medical literature to improve content shared on Wikipedia related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
What evidence is "ready" to be considered on Wikipedia?
- All evidence related to human health shared on Wikipedia, including new evidence related to COVID19, needs to include a citation that follows Wikipedia's guideline for reliable sources in medicine (WP:MEDRS).
- Cochrane: List of resources and news related to COVID-19 This list includes Cochrane rapid reviews and collections, and evidence shared by the World Health Organization.
- WikiProjet COVID-19: Includes a list of Sources to consider to for COVID-19 related article improvement
- April 28, 2020: Hand cleaning with ash for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections: a rapid review
- April 14 2020: Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff
- April 8, 2020: Quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control COVID‐19: a rapid review
- Updated April 14, 2020: Cochrane Special Collection- Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care
- April 22, 2020: Cochrane Special Collections - Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures
- April 14, 2020: Cochrane Special Collections - Coronavirus (COVID-19): effective options for quitting smoking during the pandemic
- April 24, 2020: Cochrane Special Collections - Coronavirus (COVID-19): regional anaesthesia to reduce drug use in anaesthesia and avoid aerosol generation
- April 21, 2020: Barriers and facilitators to healthcare workers’ adherence with infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases: a rapid qualitative evidence synthesis
- Cochrane Clinical Answers related to COVID-19
- Over 108 million people accessed Wikipedia's 4 main articles on the 2018-20 Coronavirus (in english) between Jan 2020-April 25 2020. Link to data.
- 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic Wikipedia article: Internet traffic by language (January 2020 - Present)
How can I help?
- Learn how to edit Wikipedia:
- List of Wikipedia articles: WikiProject COVID-19 and 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic list of Wikipedia articles.
- It is suggested that you review the article talk pages first for recent discussions, before contributing. Talk pages are found in the tab beside the main article. E.g.; Link to the 2019-20 Coronovirus pandemic talk page.
- If you are new to Wikipedia editing, please review WP:MEDRS and WP:MEDMOS for Wikipedia's Guideline for reliable sources in medicine and Wikipedia's manual of style for medical articles
- Medical editing cheatsheet:
Translate content to reach more people
- Wikipedia's medical content is presently available in over 286 languages. Help translate the COVID19 information and keep it up to date on Wikipedia.
- COVID-19 Wikipedia Translation Task Force is urgently looking for volunteers.
- Click here to use a tool that identifies sentences that need citations in the current COVID-19 related articles (in english).
Press articles about Wikipedia and COVID-19:
(news articles related to Wikipedia's coverage will be posted here)
- 2020-02-09: On Wikipedia, a fight is raging over coronavirus disinformation by Wired (User:Doc James involved)
- 2020-02-11: Coronavirus Has a Name: The Deadly Disease Is Covid-19 by Wired
- 2020-03-15: People First: Wikimedia’s Response to COVID-19 by Wikimedia
- 2020-03-19: The Coronavirus Is Stress-Testing Wikipedia’s Policies by Slate
- 2020-03-24: Meet the Wikipedia editors fighting to keep coronavirus pages accurate - by The Daily Dot
- 2020-03-24: Weddings for Wikipedia: Permanent corona virus updates by Heise Online (in German)
- 2020-04-03: Why Wikipedia is winning against the coronavirus 'infodemic' by The Telegraph
- 2020-04-04: Meet some of the women sharing reliable COVID-19 information with the world on Wikipedia by Wikimedia
- 2020-04-08: Why Wikipedia Is Immune to Coronavirus by Haaretz
- 2020-04-15: El coronavirus pone a prueba Wikipedia by Hoy (in Spanish)
- 2020-04-22: On Wikipedia, Quora & Twitter, battle rages against communalisation of Covid-19, Jamaat event by The Times of India