MedHelp is committed to hosting evidence-based information about COVID-19. Toward this end, we require that all posts that include statements of scientific or medical fact be substantiated by a link to a credible source.
Statements of fact include:
- Statistics related to transmission, infection, and death rates;
- Information about testing, prevention, treatments or cures;
- Any other claim presented as factual, for which evidence for/against is readily available.
Expressions of opinion (e.g., "I am more afraid of being infected on a bus than in an airplane) do not require substantiation.
Failure to provide a credible source, when asked, may result in removal of your post(s), warning(s) against your account, and/or temporary or permanent deactivation of your account.
PLEASE DO NOT propose treatments or "cures" that have not been subjected to rigorous scientific testing. Posts of this nature could cause harm to others, and will be removed.
If you have questions about this policy, please feel free to message a member of the moderation team, and we'll be happy to help. We care about the safety and well-being of all of our members, and factual information is key to help stop the spread of COVID-19.