Television and media appearances on a variety of science and society topics.
How to Fight Fake News on Vaccines | NYT Opinion
We’ll need more than facts to fight medical misinformation. In 2019, measles cases in the U.S. have been on the rise, much of it driven by false claims about the safety of the vaccine. In the Video Op-Ed above, a cancer researcher, David Robert Grimes, confronts the rising trend of medical misinformation. From herbal remedies for cancer to vaccination horror stories, fake medical news is spreading fast on social media. The effects can be severe, with anti-vaccination movements partly responsible for the resurgence of measles and other preventable illnesses. In 2015, an anti-vaccination campaign in Ireland caused a sudden fall in the number of HPV vaccines administered, given to young girls and boys to prevent cervical cancer. Dr. Grimes tells the story of how, with the help of a remarkable woman named Laura Brennan, they were able to reverse the trend, and what countries like the United States can learn in their fight against medical misinformation. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video ---------- Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch.
PBS Newshour: The dangerous global flood of misinformation surrounding COVID-19
Misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 have spread rapidly online, creating what some experts are now calling an “infodemic.” Health officials across the globe are scrambling to refute a flood of bogus claims, some of which could have harmful consequences. John Yang reports on the dangerous course of falsehoods during this global health crisis -- and techniques to identify them - featuring David Robert Grimes Full feature here: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-dangerous-global-flood-of-misinformation-surrounding-covid-19
III. Prudent PARANOIA | Pulling the Thread
African Americans are more suspicious of doctors than the rest of the country and 50% believe conspiracy theories about HIV. They’ve got good reasons to be suspicious. How do we draw the line between being prudent and being paranoid? Watch PULLING THE THREAD: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-7a7eUvdMmh7rOaNWbV11vUyTpR_aX_F #PullingTheThread #conspiracy #AfricanAmericans #healthcare Produced by Kindling Group. Funding provided by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). SUBSCRIBE to our CHANNEL: http://bit.ly/WC_YTSubscribe Website: https://worldchannel.org/ Newsletter: http://bit.ly/NewsletterWC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WORLDChannel/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldchannel/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/worldchannel WORLD CHANNEL is a 24/7, full service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers. Launched in August 2007, WORLD is produced and distributed by WGBH/Boston, American Public Television (APT) and WNET/New York in association with Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the MacArthur Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.