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Planetary Biology Lectures
Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 14:30Add to calendarTo be announcedHans Christopher Bernstein, The Arctic University of Norway, NorwayHost: Yannick SchwabVirtual, Virtual
Science and Society
Thursday, 10 June 2021, 11:00Add to calendarNerd Immunity: Journalism in the Time of Covid-19Kai Kupferschmidt, GermanyHost: Lucia von BredowVirtual, Virtual
Abstract: We live in an ecosystem that allows viruses to cross from wildlife to humans more often and spread farther and faster than ever before—that has led to many emerging diseases, including probably SARS-CoV-2. But this new coronavirus also emerged in an information ecosystem that helps misinformation and lies spread faster than scientific evidence, weakening our ability to respond to new threats. How has journalism handled these twin challenges? How does good information triumph over bad information? What are the lessons we need to take from this pandemic?