Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation

Lindsey Leininger, PhD, a public health scientist and educator, shares advice on how to deal with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and pandemic denial.

She dishes practical tips for engaging with others who hold different beliefs, in a way that is respectful, impactful, and rooted in science. She invites all of us to join the anti-misinformation army, armed with effective communication skills and solid facts.

Dr. Leininger is on faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where she teaches courses on making sense of medical data. She holds a PhD in health policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. As part of an all-female team of “Nerdy Girl” scientists, she helps run the @Dear Pandemic platform on social media, with over 900 answers to questions from the public.

This episode is the second of a two part conversation. In part one, Drs Leininger and Davis swap tips for separating fact from fiction by boosting your scientific literacy, data literacy and media literacy.


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