Infodemiology in Practice
This webinar was hosted by the Sabin Vaccine Institute in partnership with Sabin’s Boost Community and UNICEF and focused on strategies for immunization professionals to manage vaccination misinformation as it occurs in practice. Speakers included Claire Wardle, co-founder and U.S. director, First Draft News; and Md Saiful Islam, associate scientist. The panelists discussed how misinformation is seeping into the healthcare world from government leaders and civilians on social media, alike. Healthcare providers are in positions of authority and need the tools to fight back against vaccine hesitancy. This webinar featured illustrative case studies based on the ongoing work of First Draft News to address misinformation, and insights from a global social media analysis on the COVID-19 Infodemic.