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People from lower and middle socioeconomic classes and vulnerable populations are among the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, thus exacerbating disparities and the digital divide.

Digital health literacy can help improve prevention and adherence to a healthy lifestyle, improve capacity building and enable users to take the best advantage of the options available, thus strengthening the patient’s involvement in health decisions and empowerment, and finally improving health outcomes. Therefore, there is an urgent need to pursue research on digital health literacy and develop digital platforms to help solve current and future COVID-19-related health needs.

Check out this study by Choukou MA, Sanchez-Ramirez DC, Pol M, Uddin M, Monnin C, and Syed-Abdul,S., titled “COVID-19 infodemic and digital health literacy in vulnerable populations: A scoping review” published in February 2022: