How you can help fight the coronavirus infodemic

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in false claims about the new coronavirus and its origins. Many warn that this misinformation could be as dangerous to society as the pandemic. But there are a number of initiatives and methods available to counter the infodemic. Secretary General of VA (Public & Science), Cissi Askwall, shares some examples and tips on how to fight the coronavirus infodemic.

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Coronavirus in the Swedish media – less agreement amongst researchers and politicians

The Swedish public’s confidence in politicians who comment about coronavirus in the news is decreasing. Both researchers and politicians are perceived to be less in agreement about Sweden’s handling of the pandemic than in the previous month. These are the latest findings of a study being conducted by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).  

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How to engage online when we cannot meet in person – Launch of Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden

The COVID-19 pandemic took us all off-guard. From one day to another cities, regions and countries closed down. Conferences, science festivals and project meetings were postponed or cancelled. Well into the preparations of our very first Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden meeting, we quickly had to adapt to the new situation. In late April and the beginning of May, 25 science engagers from 16 countries participated in an online interactive workshop, marking the launch of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Sweden.

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Forskning.framsyn – En undersökning av hur forskning kommuniceras i Sverige och Europa i dag och framöver.

Många svenska aktörer vill öka tillgången till forskning och forskningsresultat. Det visar en kartläggning av Forskning & Framsteg och Vetenskap & Allmänhet. Kartläggningen genomfördes under år 2019 på uppdrag av Vetenskapsrådet för att undersöka hur forskning kan göras mer tillgänglig, både för allmänheten och för andra grupper utanför akademin.

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