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Social-media health tips

1. Do not forward documents in chat (e.g. WhatsApp) without a link to a *credible* website.

2. Switch off the TV, radio and all your social media channels for at least a few hours. We are all going to get news fatigue — tune in for updates, don’t saturate.

3. When people are scared, support them. Also: rest.

If you’re tempted to forward or share something that, really, you know better (don’t you)…pause… make a cup to tea…listen to some music…watch a video or, better still, call someone you care about.

Whether you are religious or not, it seems wise to follow the serenity prayer:

“grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference”

Forwarding ‘questionable’ content only serves to:

  • increase your anxiety and the anxiety of those around you
  • reduce trust in our social structures
  • promote disinformation and misinformation
  • reduce the sense of agency people feel
  • increase uncertainty
  • incite anger


  • focus on your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you
  • support the vast collective effort of our public servants and health workers
  • vote based on your personal and individual moral conscience—most of us live in a democracy, use it.

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