GUEST: Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, a risk and behavioral scientist based in Washington, D.C..
The outbreak of COVID-19 has gone worldwide – and there are very few among us who haven’t been affected by the virus. Either directly, or by rippling effects on our work, travel, social life, financial security, and ability to plan for the future.
But what can we do when media figures and political leaders contradict the words of medical experts? When rumors on social media are keeping us up at night?
How can we break past the panic and confusion – to find the information we need to keep ourselves – and our loved ones – healthy and safe.
Joining us to talk about information, misinformation – and how to avoid panic during COVID-19 – is Dr. Sweta Chakrabourty. She’s a risk and behavioral scientist based in Washington, D.C..
Resources mentioned in the podcast
U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization