Abstract So many countries all over the word including Nigeria are facing the extensive spread of
corona virus known as covid-19. This pandemic puts intensive pressure on education,
economic, and social structures. During this crisis, lack of awareness, knowledge, and
preparedness would put the general public at risk. The dilemma is how to pass the information
of current disease statistics and its prevention to the general population at a rate equivalent to
or better than the spreading epidemic. At the same time, a huge amount of health-threatening
misinformation is spreading at a faster rate than the disease itself. The major percentage of
this false rumor is disseminated through social media. Thus, delivering fast, accurate and
reliable information addressing critical problems of infection control is, therefore, of key
importance. This review outlines both the positive and negative impact of social media during
corona virus epidemic on professionals and on the general public. However, if used wisely and
prudently, social media serves as a powerful tool for changing people's behavior and to
promote the well-being of individual and the general public at large.
Keywords: Misinfodemics, Corona virus, social media, Dissemination, Risk.