E012 – Fear and Disease

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Hello all!

In our 12th episode, we look at the topical issue of disease, pandemics, fake news and fear.

Some interesting resources:

  • Some Coronavirus conspiracy theories: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-20/coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-spreading-like-wildfire/12062516
  • Fake news, misinformation and epidemics:
    • Mian, A., & Khan, S. (2020). Coronavirus: the spread of misinformation. BMC Medicine, 18(1), 1-2.
    • Sharma, M., Yadav, K., Yadav, N., & Ferdinand, K. C. (2017). Zika virus pandemic—analysis of Facebook as a social media health information platform. American journal of infection control, 45(3), 301-302. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.08.022

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