225 - The Challenges With Communicating COVID-19 Prevention Measures


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By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Communicating evidence-based COVID-19 prevention measures like mask-wearing and hand washing has been a challenge. What’s further complicated buy-in are public health officials and politicians creating policies that are not backed in science like closing parks in Spain or banning the sale of open-toed shoes in South Africa. Science journalist Roxanne Khamsi talks with Stephanie Desmon about the harm of imposing policies that aren’t evidence-based. They also discuss the consequences of trying to communicate about a virus with devastating effects that are largely invisible from the public eye.

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