Science Communication in a Crisis
When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in the spring of 2020, political leaders, state officials, and media pundits were at a loss as to the explanation of what was happening and how members of the public could protect themselves from a deadly disease. There was a misunderstanding of the scientific method, and recommendations from government officials were muddled and sometimes contradictory. While hindsight is always 20-20, in a crisis how scientists communicate and how the public receives that information can be a matter of life and death.
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