INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE COVID-19 has created a communication context for scientists. But what happens when differing forms of expertise and evidence offer competing understandings? And what happens when the public observe these disagreements?
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE COVID-19 is the perfect storm for Science Communication, combining urgency, fast-evolving information, a high level of uncertainty, and truly global scope. What is the role, risks and pitfalls for Communication during the crisis
In the midst of the COVID-19 “infodemic,” efforts to counter misinformation by narrowly focusing on “accuracy” and “the facts” are likely to backfire. Scientists, policy-makers, and journalists must equally attend to social values and scientific uncertainties.… Read More
For us non-epidemiologists, it’s hard to know whom to trust. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reverses itself on masks; scientists get into Twitter fights; politicians deceive their constituents. The answers that have been provided so far—the bailout, the makeshift hospital beds, the eviction moratoriums, the new injunctions to wear masks on the streets—seem inadequate or incomplete.… Read More
I recently spoke with Oreskes by phone. During our conversation, which has been edited for length and clarity, we discussed the Trump Administration’s slow response to the pandemic, the Republican Party’s antiscientific propaganda, and strategies for convincing Americans that the threat of the coronavirus is real.… Read More