Episode 8: A Misinformation Pandemic

About this Episode:

Misinformation about the pandemic is like COVID-19 itself: highly contagious, destructive, and with no known treatment or vaccine. Misinformation, and its nefarious brother, disinformation, causes confusion and, in some cases, death. In this episode we consider how to separate truth from lies and stop the spread of bad information.

Guests:

Cailin O’Connor, PhD | Associate Professor of Logic & Philosophy of Science, UC Irvine | BIO
Gary Schwitzer | Publisher & Founder of HealthNewsReview.org, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health | BIO
Sarah Gollust, PhD | Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health | BIO
Tim Caulfield, LLB, LLM | Professor of Health Law & Policy, University of Alberta | BIO
Emily Vraga, PhD | Associate Professor in Health Communication | UMN School of Journalism & Mass Communication | BIO
Brian Southwell, PhD | Director, Science in the Public Sphere, RTI International | BIO
John Finnegan | Dean and Professor at University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Michael Joyce | Producer and Host of ‘Health In All Matters’ Podcast

Image in Ep. 8 podcast artwork: “Misinformation”, by 3dpete, licensed under CC BY 2.0

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