Anita Makri

Anita Makri is a freelance writer, editor, and producer specializing in science and global development. She is based in London and has covered previous health emergencies, including the swine flu pandemic.

Links between myths and facts

Learn From COVID-19 Myths – Don’t Just Debunk Them

Instead of viewing rumors and myths as misperceptions that can be suppressed with accurate information, we should treat them as opportunities to understand — and respond to — the legitimate anxieties of the people who adopt and share them. In other words, we should look at them as valuable feedback that can help improve our own reporting and messaging.

3 years ago