Communicating Science in the Time of a Pandemic

The Development of COVID-19 Vaccines – Safeguards Needed
Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH; Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD; Jesse L. Goodman, MD, MPH

 

Communicating Science in the Time of a Pandemic
Richard Saitz, MD, MPH; Gary Schwitzer
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JAMA. 2020;324(5):443-444. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12535
This Viewpoint uses the example of rapid changes to public reporting on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir for COVID-19 to illustrate how misinformation damages the public’s trust in science and medicine, and urges accuracy and circumspection in news reports of developments in the pandemic.