May 15, 2020

Episode 232: The battle against coronavirus misinformation.

A new public engagement project seeks COVID-19 data; fights misinformation.

AZSCI 232 Misinformation University of Arizona Epidemiology professor Kacey Ernst
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The Battle Against Coronavirus Misinformation

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232: University of Arizona Epidemiology professor Kacey Ernst

A new public engagement project is focused on collecting information about COVID-19 from Arizona residents while fighting misinformation at the same time. University of Arizona Epidemiology professor Kacey Ernst says researchers are trying to find out how many people are sick from the coronavirus, and also learning how to effectively give science-based information.

Kacey Ernst spoke with Leslie Tolbert, PhD professor emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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