Meedan’s public health team has been supporting fact-checkers, community organizations and local media in their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. As health information is constantly emerging and changing, fact-checkers and journalists want to stay up-to-date with the latest science, to determine which articles (pre-print and peer-review) are reliable, and how to synthesize complex medical research. We help them do that.
Our experts receive questions from fact-checkers and journalists covering health misinformation topics, and rapidly respond with:
We are also collaborating with the global network of Science Media Centres, led by the Australian Media Centre, on the Vaccine Media Hub, a collection of content on Health Desk where public health experts from around the world respond to questions from journalists and fact-checkers about the COVID-19 vaccine.