Webinar: COVID Vaccination Misinformation - 24 Feb 21 #COVID-19 #webinar


Matt Moore
 

More info & RSVP:
https://www.meetup.com/Information-Innovation-UTS/events/276123820/

As a result of a massive medical effort, we now have multiple vaccines
for COVID-19. However developing vaccines is not sufficient to solve
this planetary challenge, people have to take them. Vaccination is a
communications and information challenge as well as a biomedical one.
In the session, we will discuss:

- Why people are hesitant to take vaccines
- The role that different actors (e.g. governments, tech companies,
the general public) play in vaccine information provision
- What this means for the effective roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines,
particularly in Australia

Adam Dunn is Head of Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health at the
University of Sydney. His research programs are focused applied
machine learning in clinical epidemiology and public health. The
multidisciplinary teams he leads have examined the epidemiology of
health misinformation for more than 5 years. Their work includes the
first analyses to examine associations between estimates of
information exposure and vaccination coverage, and now looks at when
and how to address health misinformation safely and effectively in
online communities.

Alex McIntosh is strategy lead at Reset Australia, a research and
advocacy organisation focused on preventing digital harms to
democracy, with a current focus on the rising wave of medical and
COVID-19 misinformation and the threat it poses to our vaccine
rollout. Over the past year she launched Misinformation Medic - a
campaign raising public awareness of social media platforms roles in
amplifying harmful content during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also led
the development of Reset Australia’s Live List policy - a proposal
which would mandate transparency from the social media platforms to
equip health experts with the data they need to tackle COVID-19
misinformation.

More speakers to come.

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