Readability of Public Health Information on COVID-19 From Governments, International Agencies

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: The readability of information about COVID-19 was evaluated on websites of public health agencies and governments of 15 countries.

Authors: Joseph P. Dexter, Ph.D., of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.18033)

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