This glossary is intended for journalists, content creators, and health communicators to use to report on the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues. The information is based on rigorous science and is a useful tool for countering misinformation. The glossary terms can be accessed alphabetically, by category or cross-reference, or by search.

Acknowledgements: Sources consulted for the glossary include the World Health Organisation, GAVI – The Alliance, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Africa CDC, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, US National Center for Biotechnology Information, Mayo Clinic, the US Food and Drug Administration,, and The Conversation.

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