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ORAU social scientist helps separate fact from social media misinformation during COVID-19 pandemic
Rumors, hoaxes and misinformation have been running rampant on social media in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tiffani Conner, Ph.D., an ORAU social scientist with expertise in misinformation and social media research, has good advice for navigating the rapidly changing news cycle.
ORAU prepares communities for pandemic response
While the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic makes news on a nearly hourly basis, one of the stories being missed is how well prepared many communities are to respond to local outbreaks. ORAU has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on preparedness since 2003. At that time, ORAU had a contract with the CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine to run tabletop exercises at the eight quarantine centers that existed around the country.
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