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Pandemics and Intellectual Discourse: Science/Engineering Communication


Color-enhanced Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Credit: NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Curated Collections



Selected Journal Articles

Bastani, P., & Bahrami, M. A. (2020). COVID-19 Related Misinformation on Social Media: A Qualitative Study from Iran. Journal of medical Internet research.
Bavel, J.J.V., Baicker, K., Boggio, P.S. et al. (2020). Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response. Nature Human Behaviour,4, 460–471.
Garrett, L. (2020). COVID-19: the medium is the message. The Lancet, 395(10228), 942-943.
Gupta L, Gasparyan AY, Misra DP, Agarwal V, Zimba O, Yessirkepov M. (2020) Information and Misinformation on COVID-19: a Cross-Sectional Survey Study.  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Jul 17. pii: CJN.03800320. [Epub ahead of print]
Jacobsen, K. H., & Vraga, E. K. (2020). Improving Communication About COVID-19 and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases. European Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Krause, N. M., Freiling, I., Beets, B., & Brossard, D. (2020). Fact-checking as risk communication: the multi-layered risk of misinformation in times of COVID-19. Journal of Risk Research. 
Kulkarni, P., Prabhu, S., D, S. K., & Ramraj, B. (2020). Covid-19-infodemic overtaking pandemic? Time to disseminate facts over fear.  Indian Journal of Community Health, 32(2 Special Issue), 264-268.
Llewellyn, S. (2020). Covid-19: How to be careful with trust and expertise on social media. The BMJ, 368, Article m1160. 
Love, J. S., Blumenberg, A., & Horowitz, Z. (2020). The Parallel Pandemic: Medical Misinformation and COVID-19: Primum non nocere. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 
Mian, A., & Khan, S. (2020). Coronavirus: The spread of misinformation [Note]. BMC Medicine, 18(1), Article 89.
Motta, M., Stecula, D., & Farhart, C. (2020). How Right-Leaning Media Coverage of COVID-19 Facilitated the Spread of Misinformation in the Early Stages of the Pandemic in the U.S. Canadian Journal of Political Science. 
Rosenberg, H., Syed, S., & Rezaie, S. (2020). The twitter pandemic: The critical role of twitter in the dissemination of medical information and misinformation during the COVID-19 Pandemic. CJEM, 1-7. 



Associations & Networks

PCST Network - Public Communication of Science and Technology
     -The PCST Network seeks to promote new ideas, methods, intellectual and practical questions, and perspectives on the communication of science and technology.

Heavily COVID-19 infected cells

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell
(green) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (purple) Source: NIAID