JointHealth™ express   August 26, 2020

JointHealth™ insight – August 2020

Are we in an “infodemic”?

The International Fact-checking Network has called COVID-19 “the biggest challenge fact-checkers have ever faced”. In July 2002, the World Health Organization hosted the first “infodemiology” conference to study the infodemic of misinformation and disinformation around the coronavirus. In this issue of JointHealth™ insight, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) covers what you need to know about the ‘infodemic’, how we got here and what it means for arthritis patients and researchers.

This JointHealth™ insight will cover the following topics:
  • What is an infodemic and how did we get here
  • Respecting and promoting science: what it means for the Canadian arthritis community
  • Why arthritis research is important for us
  • Arthritis Consumer Experts’ response to the infodemic: Lifestyle tips from Arthritis At Home experts