The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is continuing to expand “Evidence Hub” an online resource that helps clinicians, researchers, journalists and others quickly find vetted sources of information on COVID-19.
In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation has spread rapidly and the need for a place to find fact-checked information has become vital. CSPI has met this need with a filterable directory of web sites identifying clinical trials of treatments, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and effective public health measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
CSPI’s Evidence Hub is organized based on three content categories (or some combination of these):
- A study database (i.e., a listing of ongoing and completed studies)
- A study results database (i.e., results from completed studies)
- Results appraisals (critical reviews of study results)
Three new sites have been added to the Evidence Hub:
- Collabovoid is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
- COVID-19 Evidence Reviews is run by the Department of Veterans Affairs Evidence Synthesis Program
- The Usher Network for COVID-19 Evidence Reviews (UNCOVER) is a project of the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute
These sites function as databases that allow quick access to COVID-19 studies.
CSPI says that it is maintaining an evidence hub for vaccines, treatments, and tests, and is working to stop the spread of disease by advocating for worker safety. They also say that, “to alleviate hunger and stimulate the economy CSPI is urging Congress to increase access to, and benefits from, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. And, CSPI is policing the marketplace and urging regulators to crack down on supplement manufacturers and others who would try to exploit the pandemic for profit.”
For more information on CSPI or the Evidence Hub, visit their website.
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