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Fight like a Nerdy Girl: the Dear Pandemic playbook for combating health misinformation

Abstract:

Raging alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, a parallel “infodemic” – an overwhelming swirl of information, both good and bad – has seriously compromised pandemic response.1 Medical falsehood is not a new problem; in the words of medical sociologist Nikolas Christakis, “everywhere you see the spread of germs, for the last few thousand years, you see right behind it the spread of lies.”2 But its ability to scale thanks to modern digital platforms represents a new and greatly intensified threat. Ind...

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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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10.1177/08901171211070956

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2006-5656
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Name:
Leverhulme Trust
Grant:
RC-2018-003
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
American Journal of Health Promotion More from this journal
Volume:
36
Issue:
3
Pages:
563-567
Publication date:
2022-02-14
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EISSN:
2168-6602
ISSN:
0890-1171
Pmid:
35164543
Language:
English
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Editorial
Pubs id:
1241807
Local pid:
pubs:1241807
Deposit date:
2023-04-01

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