Misinfodemics – pandemics of microbes and misinformation

Speaker
Dr Seema Yasmin
Event date
Event time
18:00 - 19:00
Venue
Oxford Centre for Personalised Medicine
Online
Venue details

Zoom Webinar

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Oxford University COVID-19 Lecture Series

We are pleased to host Dr Seema Yasmin, who will be presenting her talk, Misinfodemics – pandemics of microbes and misinformation.

Dr Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, poet, medical doctor and author.

Disease does not spread alone – it spreads in tandem with health hoaxes, medical myths and pseudoscience. Information is contagious. The same mathematical models used to track the spread of a virus can be used to track the spread of information that goes viral.

Dr Seema Yasmin, a former Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the CDC and current director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, talks about misinfodemics in the age of Covid-19, including potential measures to stop misinformation contagion.