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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.

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Guests

Cailin O’Connor, PhD
Associate Professor of Logic & Philosophy of Science, UC Irvine

Gary Schwitzer
Publisher & Founder of HealthNewsReview.org, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Sarah Gollust, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Tim Caulfield, LLB, LLM
Professor of Health Law & Policy, University of Alberta

Emily Vraga, PhD
Associate Professor in Health Communication | UMN School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Brian Southwell, PhD
Director, Science in the Public Sphere, RTI International

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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