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Albert and Hoffman: Understanding and Addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic
May 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Since the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, social media misinformation appears to be spreading faster than the virus itself, prompting the WHO to declare an “infodemic” of misinformation. During this conversation, Albert and Hoffman will discuss how COVID-19 related misinformation fits within the framework of science denialism, and provide strategies to help public health professionals and others accelerate the transmission of accurate scientific information related to the pandemic.
Advance register to receive Zoom link and password.
Note: Seminars will be recorded.
Each Friday this May and June, Pitt Public Health experts will have a conversation about different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and then address questions from the seminar attendees. The goal of the COVID-19 seminar series is to provide our school community, alumni, and the public with credible information about the virus and the associated health impacts.