Media Literacy as an Effective Tool against Infodemic in Control of COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: A Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

Authors

1 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

2 Department of Disease Prevention and Control, Qom Provincial Health Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran


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