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Webinar: Combating Misinformation and Disinformation for COVID-19 and Future Public Health Threats

Department & Center Events

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Location
Zoom
Online

Join us Wednesday, October 20, at 1pm (ET) for the webinar: Combating Misinformation and Disinformation for COVID-19 and Future Public Health Threats.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that accurate and timely health-related information is crucial to mounting an effective response to a public health crisis. Contradictory messaging, misinformation, and undermining of public health experts have reduced the trust in public health responders, increased belief in false medical cures, and politicized public health measures aimed at curbing transmission of the disease. As can be seen in setbacks during the COVID-19 response, health-related misinformation and disinformation can lead to more infections, deaths, disruption, and disorganization of the effort.

This session will evaluate the role misinformation has played in health emergencies and offer solutions to increase trust in future public health messaging.

Moderator:

·    Anita Cicero, JD, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Speakers:

·    Tara Kirk Sell, PhD, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

·    Imran Ahmed, CEO, Center for Countering Digital Hate

·    Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi, Senior Director, Federal Public Policy, Chamber of Progress

A Q&A session will follow the moderated panel.

Registration: https://jh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9FX41onoShqxv4X1vrpa4g

 

Contact Info

Prarthana Vasudevan