E. Rosalie

REPORTS

This report illustrates the interplay between foreign and domestic disinformers, specifically the critical role elected officials and American media play in narratives gaining traction. …

Between Jan 25, 2020, and today, Fox News undermined coronavirus science in 325+ segments, per @mmfa research. During those segments, Fox pushed at least 547 arguments undermining public health measures, confidence in health officials, vaccine efforts, or coronavirus facts and data.

originally published in the Novel Science disinformation newsletter

Edited to add: These outlets are owned by Sinclair Broadcasting. A 2019 study by Emory University political scientists Gregory J. Martin and Josh McCrain in the American Political Science Review found that “stations bought by Sinclair:

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Let’s talk about Covid vaccines, whether they can affect the menstrual cycle and infertility claims.

  • Can the vaccine make you infertile?
  • Can vaccinated women somehow affect unvaccinated women’s cycles?
  • Can the vaccine affect the vaccinated woman’s cycle?

No, No, and Maybe.

Here’s What Isn’t Happening

The first thing I should clarify is that it…

A rare reaction to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine affected 6 people in the 7 million doses given in the US. Here’s what you should know.

The rare side effect may be more common in women. When given a half dose of the influenza vaccine, female mice had an immune…

Threats, Fact Checks, and Reads Newsletter

Credit for text and research to Health Feedback, Full Fact, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Get Smart About News by Peter Adams (@PeterD_Adams), Suzannah Gonzales, and Hannah Covington (@HannahCov) of the News Literacy Project, and E Rosalie ( @NovSci) of Novel Science.

Covid Update

Vigilance Matters When Viruses Vary

The United States is in the fourth week of an upward trend in COVID-19 cases. This increase could be related to more contagious variants and is likely also, at least in part, related to rolling back measures like mask mandates around the country.

We are doing much better than we…

Border Surge: Blame eagerly tossed around but little in the way of evidence-based discussion

A great deal of disinformation on the border situation has gone out and we’re hearing wildly disparate stories. Disinformation related to this subject is at an absolute fever-pitch right now with coordinated messaging, doctored videos, and misleading claims from even the highest of offices.

On one hand, we have people…

A hand signal provides those experiencing violence in home isolation a way to discreetly communicate when they need help.

the following is from the Women’s Funding Network Signal for Help Campaign

If You See the Signal: Reach Out. Listen. Respond.

  • REACH OUT: use another form of communication (text, WhatsApp, social media, email)
  • LISTEN: Ask yes or no questions.
  • RESPOND: Only call 911 if the survivor asks. Let the survivor tell you what they need, how you can help.

Example of a woman using the signal in video chat:

E. Rosalie

Interdisciplinary PH scholar at Johns Hopkins | Senior Disinformation Researcher | Views reflect me alone | Subscribe @ Novel-Science.com

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