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When it comes to educating the world about coronavirus, public health organizations around the world uniformly exceed recommended reading levels, researchers reported Tuesday.
That includes guidance from the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While most public health guidelines are supposed to be written at between sixth- and eighth-grade reading levels, many websites for the public aim higher.
Way above their own standards
Joseph Dexter, a fellow at Dartmouth College's Neukom Institute for Computational Science, and Vishala Mishra, a multidisciplinary researcher at Madras Medical College in India evaluated the readability of 18 websites offering coronavirus health information.
Dexter and Mishra focused on websites with guidelines written in English by three public health agencies and 15 official government sites in countries with more than 5,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.