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Credentialism vs Anti-Credentals in SciComms

Credentialism

This blog will focus on Credentialism and the Ant-Credential Movement in the realm of scientific discourse, but first, a quick joke:   So, what is credentialism? Essentially, it’s equating someone’s degrees and diplomas with his/her intelligence, capacity to do a job, and capacity to understand a particular topic. While traditionally it has been discussed in […]

The Ridiculous Panic over Misinformation

Surpirse over Misinformation

  Even if you reside under a rock, you’ve heard  about the problem of online misinformation. While discussions around online misinformation went mainstream during the 2016 presidential election, they exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least for scientific misinformation, which is a reminder that we now have categories of misinformation…political, scientific, health…as if there is […]

MonkeyPox Outbreak in Nigeria, Started in 2017…

MonkeyPox Outbreak in Nigeria

An unusual monkeypox outbreak in Nigeria started in 2017 after the country hadn’t see a human case in40 years and is ongoing till this day. Unfortunately, it wasn’t discussed (or even referenced) in the mainstream media until now, 2022, when the outbreak spilled over into the wealthy countries. While conspiracy theories, anxiety-inducing headlines and panic […]

How the Food Industry Influences Public Health Policy

How the Food Industry Influences Public Health Policy

How the Food Industry Influences Public Health Policy: Hi everyone! If you are a frequent listener of Causes or Cures, you’ll notice that I’ve focused a lot on the relationship between industry and health policy. Mostly drug companies, but this podcast will explore how the food industry influences public health policy. My guest is an […]

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