Bradley Beach Public Library
Tuesday, May 5, 1pm
Webinar 4: Countering Misinformation in a Crisis: Making Sense of Science during COVID-19
May 5, 1 p.m. EDT
Because COVID-19 is so new, scientists and medical professionals are still working to answer many basic questions about its spread and treatment. Even as the research advances every day, the scientific uncertainties and unclear communication make it easy to spread misinformation. Inaccurate information has spread so quickly about COVID-19 that some have described this as an "infodemic." Webinar speakers will discuss how to understand these uncertainties and actively counter misinformation.
Suzannah Gonzales, associate director of education News Literacy Project
C. Brandon Ogbunu, assistant professor, Brown University