[VIDEO] Dietram Scheufele – How not to lose the COVID Communication War – Science Communication

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

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Nomen est omen: Naming COVID-19 and Social Consequences

We all know the risk of crying wolf: if we do it too often then people will stop believing us. As a result, risk communicators must not cry wolf too often—but not too rarely either.

This is a probable reason for the reluctance of the WHO to declare a pandemic when it appeared clear to many of us that the new virus was both severe and spreading to far-away places… Read More

“Infodemic” and Emerging Issues through a Data Lens: The Case of China

“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic”, said WHO Director–General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the Munich Security Conference on 15 February 2020. WHO Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN) was launched as a new information platform after WHO declared COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The goal was to share customized information with specific target groups… Read More