In the age of misinformation, here’s how physicians can help
“There are two battles waging from the COVID-19 virus this year: the obvious fight for human life but also the attack on science. During philosophical and political debates, one steadfast weapon has been the scientific method. Opinion doesn’t matter. State the facts. The thing about facts are, though, that one has to be willing to change previously held points of view with new information. One of the most devastating things observed during this pandemic with regard to human behavior is an absent quest for verity. Instead, it’s ‘click, copy, and paste.’ Somewhere in there, the part where the information is evaluated was lost.”
Alicia Billington is a plastic surgeon.
She shares her story and discusses the KevinMD article that she co-wrote, “In the age of misinformation, don’t be a contributor to the problem.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/07/in-the-age-of-misinformation-dont-be-a-contributor-to-the-problem.html)