5 Best YT Channels To Follow For Zero-Nonsense COVID-19 Updates You Actually Need
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A jyotshi ji predicted COVID will disappear with the eclipse after July. A political leader claimed that cow urine will immunize you from the disease. A boatsful lab promised a vaccine before mid-year. The world is spinning faster and crazier thanks to the pandemic and literally every single person has their two cents to say about the disease and its spread and no one seems to be concerned about legitimising their information and basing it on facts. This has made it extremely confusing for us to acquire critical information as it is often bundled and packaged with a lot of unnecessary and unverified jargon. So, we have listed some good, reliable YouTube channels for you that are free to stream and provide information taking to heart the Sprite motto: seedhi baat, no bakwaas! Scroll on and start hitting subscribe!
1. Doctor Mike
Medical facts and advice might be a tad boring to hear but this YouTube doctor has found the perfect way to make everything tons more interesting - after all, you’ll hear everything from People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Doctor Alive’! A dog-parent and a resident doctor living in New York City, Dr. Mike gives straight facts in a fun and insightful way. While he usually dedicated his time on the channel talking about clinic visits, good patient practices, myths about common diseases and more, he now spends a lot of time fact checking news items about the virus.
There’s a lot of mis-information currently out there about the COVID-19 Pandemic but Dr. Mike’s channel is a reliable source to understand new developments in an easily comprehensible fashion, so defo check this channel out!
2. World Health Organisation
In a shocking turn of events, COVID-19 brought along a global pandemic that put the entire breadth of the world in the same boat, experiencing the same problems and battling the same demons. The World Health Organisation, or the WHO, is always the best source for information as they only comment on items they can confirm but never has it been more essential than now when it is the one medical organisation binding the whole world together. Whether it’s public health policy updates you want to stay informed on or general COVID-19 advice and precautions, the WHO channel is a good source to trust and subscribe to!
3. Medical Guru Ji
Like an Indian Doctor Mike, Nirav Goel, the creator of Medical Guru Ji, is a medical engineer who has detailed knowledge of medical equipment and thus produces videos talking of various machines, their pros and cons and things to consider before seeking treatment. Being in constant touch with professionals in the field of medicine, Nirav has a lot of inside information and researched reports and facts to draw on, all of which he discusses on his channel. During the pandemic, the channel has been flooded with video updates on various aspects about the virus such as home treatments, details about ventilators, news about vaccines being developed around the world and so much more, so check out his channel for some reliable facts and know-how!
4. Nav Med Videos
This channel was originally intended to be for students preparing for their medical examinations but during COVID-19, it has taken a very interesting turn. The page live streams graphs and numbers to illustrate the number of corona cases coming out. Data is collected from reliable and official government sources to make predictions based on calculated algorithms and tries to cover all 210 nations that have been impacted by the pandemic. This one’s a good channel to turn to for reliable, fact-based predictions!
5. Wawamu Stats
Data is often seen as boring, insufferable sets of numbers that are difficult to make sense of. But when you represent data visually, it makes it easier and at times even fun for us novices to paint a logical picture. Wawamu Stats does exactly this. It takes important figures such as GDP, population and other factors that can be quantified over the years and presents it in fun graphs and charts that are dynamic in nature, thus showing their movement across timelines. Seeing the pandemic dominate the world news scene, Wawamu Stats has also shifted its focus and now represents data on COVID-19 through dynamic charts via different lenses to illustrate its growth and spreading patterns, among other attributes, so go hit subscribe now!
Our world is revolving around the pandemic and we’re all finding it hard not to stay glued to the news so we can return back to our lives as they were. We hope subscribing to these YT channels will help you save a lot of time and worry!