A Response to Lin and colleagues: What about the quality of information? (Preprint)

Smriti Sasikumar, Hafsa Sulaiman, Simran Bedi, Sadia Zaman, Caroline Rundell, Michael Nozdrin
2020 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
We read with great interest the recent article by Lin et al [1] , which investigated the impact of mass and social media on psychobehavioral responses among medical students in China. We thank the authors for investigating this important issue in such a multifaceted manner. As medical students from four different medical schools in London, we questioned whether certain correlations discussed in the study could be examined further to elucidate the results and allow for some extrapolation. The
more » ... ults from this study are quite intriguing, and we believe this deeper analysis could spark other institutions around the world to examine the powerful effect of media on behaviors during a pandemic.
doi:10.2196/23168 pmid:33599623 fatcat:25jzef32hfh73eogtm4trzgkk4