Never before, scientists say, have so many of the world’s researchers focused so urgently on a single topic. Nearly all other research has ground to a halt.
Jay Van BavelThis is the most inspiring movement I have seen in science:
Scientists have been creating a global collaboration unlike any in history. Never before have so many experts in so many countries focused simultaneously on a single topic and with such urgency.
As the videoconferencing platform’s popularity has surged, Zoom has scrambled to address a series of data privacy and security problems.
Jay Van BavelDear teachers using Zoom:
I had my large Intro Psych virtual lecture invaded by trolls yesterday.
They interrupted class, impersonated people and insulted my students.
I realized this is a growing problem. Here are a few tips to weed them out
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, has become the target of claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.
Jay Van Bavel“What this case will show is that conspiracy theories can kill”
Misinformation campaigns during a pandemic carry a unique danger because they may sow distrust in public health officials when accurate information and advice are crucial.
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Jay Van BavelI can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen someone post a strong claim about coronavirus and when I go to their twitter profile to see if they have any relevant expertise all I find is a link to their Patreon.com account.
The drastic changes in economic and social behavior needed to stop the coronavirus require active community engagement, two economists say. Here are lessons from the Ebola epidemic.
Jay Van BavelSuccess in stopping a pandemic depends on getting people to abide by onerous restrictions for the common good.
But people with less trust in their health care were reluctant to go in for testing. In those places, the epidemic spread widely.
Is the phrase "social distancing" sending the wrong message to millions of Americans struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic? Some experts think so.
Jay Van BavelIsolation is bad for your health. This article describes lots of research on mortality after disasters. There is countless evidence that social connection promotes health and survival.
The term 'social distancing' doesn't help
There is a certain beauty in the expanses of public space, now vacant amid the pandemic, these photos from around the world show. There is also a reminder: True beauty comes when the builders roam the built.
In coronavirus polling, Democrats are more likely that Republicans to express concern, but among all Americans, concern is increasing as the pandemic rapidly evolves.
Jay Van Bavel“The virus doesn't care about your party affiliation or you political beliefs...If you don't follow the CDC recommendations, you're increasing (the chance) that you're going to get infected and that you're going to infect other people."