CMAJ Podcasts

Misinformation in medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic

October 26, 2020 Canadian Medical Association Journal
CMAJ Podcasts
Misinformation in medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic
Show Notes
The spread of misinformation during epidemics is not a new phenomenon. But the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly the largest epidemic in recent times and its intersection with the internet and social media have amplified a modern infodemic of misinformation. In this podcast, history professor Nancy Tomes unpacks this modern infodemic and shares her thoughts on the role of health care providers in managing misinformation.Dr. Nancy Tomes is a professor of history at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. She wrote a medical humanities article published in CMAJ: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.201905Podcast transcript: https://www.cmaj.ca/transcript-201905-----------------------------------This episode is brought to you by MD Financial Management and Scotiabank. Together, we’re able to provide physician-focused advice and unique financial solutions tailored to your needs at every stage of your medical career. Find out more about how we can help you, visit bit.ly/2Grtd5H-----------------------------------This podcast episode is brought to you by Shingrix. Learn more at:www.shingrix.ca/en-ca/index.html-----------------------------------Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.