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WHO: Let’s flatten the infodemic curve
We are all being exposed to a huge amount of COVID-19 information on a daily basis, and not all of it is reliable. Here are some tips for telling the difference and stopping the spread of misinformation.
January 6th, 2021
Towards Safe(r) Uncertainty: Support for Managers
As well as facing the uncertainties and challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic as individuals, many people will have personal and professional relationships which remain disrupted, uncertain and unfamiliar, adding to a sense of discomfort or 'unsafety'. This paper presents an interesting systemic framework and potentially useful tool for managers seeking to support staff in developing a greater sense of safety in the presence of uncertainty.
November 10th, 2020
After Beirut, Experts Warn of the 14,000 Unexploded Bombs Off the UK Coast
An unusual example of living with uncertainty; this article describes the residents of Sheerness currently living with 14000 unexploded WWII bombs just off their coast. Risk is considered, and the different responses to uncertainty at both an individual and governmental level are discussed.
November 1st, 2020
‘Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room to act’
This article explores the ideas of hope and transformation. Solnit considers activism, political revolution and natural disasters; she explores positive action and inspiration drawn from the freedom of not knowing what is going to happen.
November 1st, 2020
Scientific communication, uncertainty, and public expectations
This is a brief and interesting piece about scientific communication, uncertainty and public expectations in the context of COVID-19. It comes from Horizon 2020 project QUEST: QUality and Effectiveness in Science and Technology communication is a consortium investigating science communication.
October 27th, 2020