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The Globe and Mail: Correcting COVID misinformation does not equate to cancel culture

Caulfield, "It isn’t noble or brave to spread harmful lies. And it isn’t wrong to try to minimize the impact of those lies."

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Bunsen and Beaker: "Ask An Expert Section"

Bunsen and Beaker had the privilege to talk to so many amazing people on @sciencepawdcast. This song/video is a huge THANK YOU and shout out to everyone who took time to chat in our "Ask An Expert Section."

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Alberta at Noon with Judy Aldous: Should unvaccinated people be taxed?

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says his province will become the first in Canada to make those who refuse to get vaccinated pay a fee. Should other provinces do the same? Legal experts and listeners weigh in.

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Healthing: Timothy Caulfield’s quest to quash a pandemic of misinformation

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a 'worst-case scenario' when it comes to the type of person who spreads misinformation, says University of Alberta law professor.

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CTV News: Quebec wants to tax the unvaccinated, but is that legal?

Caulfield: If it is a tax/fine that doesn't impact access to healthcare system "it'll probably be less legally problematic, especially if it has appropriate exemptions."

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The Globe and Mail: Refusing the COVID-19 vaccine comes with a price

Caulfield: "if it can be shown the mandates are effective, and necessary, and that appropriate accommodations are in place, they might survive a Charter challenge..."

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CTV News: Alberta not considering non-compliance vaccine tax like Quebec: Premier's office

Caulfield: "...they said that about passports, they said that about mandates and a lot of it can be semantics..."

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National Post: Quebec plans to hit unvaccinated with a 'significant' tax

Caulfield: "I think it’s fair to call this a province-wide vaccine mandate." Legally defensible if a "fine/tax", exemptions, and doesn't impact access to healthcare? We tax cigarettes.

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LiFo: Κορωνοϊός και ψευδοεπιστήμη: Αρκετά πια με την παραπληροφόρηση!

Timothy Caulfield, καλεί την διεθνή επιστημονική κοινότητα να αναλάβει τις ευθύνες της την ώρα που οργιάζει η παραπληροφόρηση και ο κομπογιαννιτισμός σχετικά με την πανδημία...

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Cloud Lake Literacy

Book Review: Relax, Dammit! by Timothy Caulfield

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Relax: A Guide to Everyday Health Decisions with More Facts and Less Worry

An entertaining and practical guide to getting through the day with less stress and better health. By Timothy Caulfield.

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Global News: Tim Caulfield on COVID-19 misinformation as Omicron spreads during 5th wave in Alberta

The misinformation is ramping up... again. Ignore the noise and #ScienceUpFirst!

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Maclean's: Misinformation from the U.S. is the next virus - and it’s spreading fast

Caulfield: “There’s this strange coming together of the wellness community and the far right. And now the wellness industry is an entry point for QAnon.”

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CBC News: Dogs unleash science facts with their own 'pawdcast'

"Dogs unleash science facts with their own 'pawdcast'"

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Winnipeg Free Press: ‘Stubborn contrarian’ turfed from Manitoba cabinet over vaccination flap

Caulfield: “Privacy fearmongering can feed vaccine hesitancy…”

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Global News: ‘It’s killing people’: The great COVID-19 infodemic

Caulfield: "Debunking does work. It may not feel like it, but we really can make a difference."

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Halifax Examiner: Periods, productivity, and posting on social media

It is an ironic strategy as naturopaths reject what the science says about their profession but LOVE to use science-y terminology to make their message sound more persuasive.

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A look back at misinformation throughout 2021 with Dr. Timothy Caulfield

630 Ched with Shaye Ganam. Seems appropriate that the year ended with Dr.Oz running for the US Senate. Cuz, of course he is.

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640 Toronto: Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas urges compassion for unvaccinated population

The Kelly Cutrara Show.

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Journalism Courses: How journalists can avoid 'the hype' when covering COVID-19 developments in Latin America

Caulfield: Hype is a complex phenomenon. "The result of systemic pressures embedded in current incentives associated with biomedical research.”

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The Ryan Jespersen Show: Tim Caulfield on Misinformation and Health; Reddit going Public

Health law and science policy professor Timothy Caulfield on the plague of misinformation, on #RealTalkRJ.

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The Globe and Mail: Tory MP touts false information about COVID-19 vaccines as she casts herself as advocate for the unvaccinated

Caulfield: “It does harm because I think it invites people not to get vaccinated and we know that misinformation can result in hesitancy,”

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ZoomerMedia Limited: Timothy Caufield: Misinformation – Vaccines, Vaccine Hesitancy and Media – How Do You Know The Truth?

- No evidence vaccines harm fertility or will change your DNA - Vaccines are not "experimental"

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Scientific American: Dr. Oz Shouldn’t Be a Senator—or a Doctor

We know, now more than ever, that pop culture can—for better or worse—have a significant impact on health beliefs and behaviors.

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CBC News: If we continue waiting for more evidence about omicron, it will already be too late

"The time to act was yesterday".

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Ottawa Citizen: In the battle to debunk COVID-19 misinformation, Ottawa Public Health officials lead the way

Caulfield: "Debunking really does work, especially if it is done by experts. Your voice really can make a difference."

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Canadian Immunization Conference 2021

Risk Communication and Debunking Mis- and Dis-Information

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M(M)A: Vaccine Confidence, Fear, and Misinformation in an Age of COVID

On December 9 @ 12 noon EST A panel exploring the impact of misinformation on vaccination, as well as ways of countering the negative impacts of misinformation in relation to public health. Panelists: Timothy Caulfield, Dr. Rachelle Viader Knowles, Dr. David Price, and Dr. Theresa Tam. Moderator: Sean Caulfield

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University of Alberta: COVID-19 Vaccines and Children | Your Questions Answered

6:00 pm MT on Zoom

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Folio|COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages five to 11: What families need to know

Two infectious disease experts share their top tips for parents and children. Timothy Caulfield is referenced for more information.

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The Globe and Mail: Non-medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines pose challenges for Canada’s human-rights commissions

Caulfield: “...a strong singular belief about the vaccine is not a justification from a human-rights perspective for an exemption.”

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New Book Deal!

Escaping the Noise: Break Free From Health Information Chaos

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iheartradio: CALGARY POLICE SUSPENDS OFFICER WHO MADE ANTI-VACCINE MANDATE VIDEO WHILE IN UNIFORM

Caulfield: "He misrepresents the science. He misrepresents the relevant law. And he misrepresents history." Sum: He's wrong.

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CTV News: Calgary police suspends officer who made anti-vaccine mandate video while in uniform

"He misrepresents the science, he misrepresents the relevant law and he misrepresents history. And he does it all in a package that tries to portray himself in a kind of a self righteous and noble manner, as if his anti-vax position is brave. And he's doing it on the behalf of Canadians, when in fact, the opposite is true."

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FCSSAA Conference: Opening Keynote

"Opening Keynote | Relax Dammit: Healthy and Happy in the Age of Anxiety" December 2, 2021 9:00am-10:00am

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CIPHI National Education Series: "Infodemics, Misinformation and Public Health"

How do we counteract misinformation in public health? What does the evidence say and what works? Dec 2, 2021 12:30 PM EST

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The Science Pawdcast: #SpacesUnleashed : Timothy Caulfield misinformation in the infodemic

Fascinating Facts. Adorable Dog Stories. Science Guests that will blow your mind. Brighten your day with a listen, you won't regret it.The Science Pawdcast brings the essence of Dog Twitter to the Podcast format with feedback from Bunsen, the Twitter Science Dog. Knowledge, Intelligence, Silliness and Heartwarming stories, just like Dog Twitter.For Science, Empathy and Cuteness!

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GrowCanada Conference 21: Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?

December 1 1:30pm-2:30pm

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How To Academy: How science can improve your daily decisions

Prof Timothy Caulfield on why we should all relax.

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Global News Radio: Some celebrities are touting supplements as the best way to fight COVID-19

Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta professor in health law and policy and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy

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The Globe and Mail: Supplements are being touted as the best way to fight COVID-19. Don’t believe it

No, JoeRogan, AaronRodgers, GwynethPaltrow, et al, supplements are not an evidence-based way to treat or prevent COVID19.

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CSPC 2021: Innovative tools to debunk COVID-19 misinformation

Timothy Caulfield along with Marianne Mader, Krishana Sankar, Anthony Morgan, and Jia Hu will present innovative tools to debunk COVID-19 misinformation.

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Canadian Conference on Global Health

Confirmed plenary speakers for the CCGH 2021 include Timothy Caulfield.

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CBC News: Misinformation in the courtroom: How cases challenging COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta have shifted

"...very convoluted, sovereign citizen kinds of arguments..." Caulfield: "Misinformation is at the heart of most recent court cases."

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The Globe and Mail: Nearly two years into pandemic, experts say messaging needs to evolve: Fear is out, hope is in

“I have a lesion on my left bicep near the shoulder but my grandkids don’t have it. Why? Because we don’t have smallpox any more,” said Mr. Kutcher, who, along with Edmonton researcher Timothy Caulfield, created ScienceUpFirst, a national initiative that works with independent scientists, health care experts and other thinkers to counter misinformation.

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National Post: Amazon books offering up pseudoscience on vaccines

Caulfield: "These algorithms ... they create our information universe.” "...tolerating pseudoscience has real consequences and we are seeing that now.”

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CBC News Marketplace: Homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic remedies for kids’ colds and flus are not remedies at all - they’re expensive, useless, sugar and water in misleading packaging. Save your money.

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CBC News: Hidden camera reveals some pharmacists recommend homeopathic products to treat kids' cold and flu

Homeopathy 100% bunk. Scientifically absurd and devoid (or ultra diluted?) of any supportive evidence.

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In CHIP: Science Miscommunication

Upcoming Virtual Lecture: November 18, 2021 | 12:30-1:30PM EST

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COEE 2021: The Scope and Scale of Online Intimidation

Celebration of Excellence and Engagement 2021 Presented by McGill University

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CSCI-CITAC Annual Joint Meeting 2021

Keynote: Communication in the Era of Misinformation Day 1 November 15, 2021 12:30-1:45pm

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The Griff: Researcher Timothy Caulfield Debunks COVID Misinformation

Caulfield “...once you start to embrace magical thinking, it becomes easier to embrace other forms of magical thinking.” Give individuals "a path to credible information."

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The Record: Why the long, strange debate over fluoride in tap water is about to resurface in Alberta

Caulfield: “It’s a science-informed policy decision.” Don't get fooled by false balance or politics.

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Canadian Network for Respiratory Care

Virtual Respiratory Care and Education Conference "Infodemic: Is Misinformation Killing Us?"

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NIH Record: Scientists Must Speak Up Against Misinformation

Caulfield: "Over time, harmless-sounding terms like 'immune-boosting; have normalized misinformation..." When done well, “debunking really does work"!

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DLSPH: Battling the Infodemic: Evidence-Based Strategies to Counter Misinformation

DLSPH Student-Led Conference

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MPR News: A Twin Cities doctor spread misinformation about COVID-19. Then he died from it

Caulfield: “We had this tolerance of pseudoscience... made room for health approaches that don't have a solid scientific basis and can do real harm.”

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Global News: Alberta rolling out new COVID-19 treatment in phases; Hinshaw warns it’s no substitute for vaccines

Caulfield: Antivaxx quick embrace of experimental therapies, "highlights the degree to which so much of the anti-vax community is really about ideology."

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Edmonton Journal: 'Embedded in the abstract world:' 13 Alberta establishments hit with suspensions, closure orders for flouting COVID-19 rules

Caulfield: Rights language seductive, "because it makes their position seem righteous and seem brave." Reality: "they’re hurting their community."

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The New Yorker: Medicine's Wellness Conundrum

Caulfield: “The wellness movement is one of the defining characteristics of health care in this era...” Big issue: legitimization of pseudoscience does REAL harm. Um, #infodemic.

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11th Annual CCTSI Research Ethics Conference

Thursday, November 4th from Noon-3:00pm (Mountain Time) 12:10- 12:55 Keynote: Timothy Caulfield, BSc, LL.B, LL.M Battling the Infodemic in the Age of Misinformation: Yes, Debunking Works

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SciBeh Virtual Workshop 2021: What does collective intelligence have to offer?

We will discuss the limitations of traditional models of science communication for reaching the public and policy-makers, and what collective intelligence has to offer. We aim to explore some examples of collective intelligence in science communication during the pandemic and learn from their lessons. November 18-19, 2021

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Conversations with Campbell: Confronting Disinformation

The current #tnleg COVID special session is an urgent reminder of why we must confront the rampant misinformation and disinformation surrounding COVID and many other issues. Join Heidi Campbell and experts Timothy Caulfield and Abbie Richards 11/1 at 6pm for this important discussion!

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630 CHED: The Golden Age of Junk Science is Killing Us

Shaye Ganam speaks with Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta professor in health law and policy and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy.

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Ontario Environment Industry Association

Keynote by Timothy Caulfield "Back to the Middle: Exploring science, facts and business in a growing age of unreason" Tuesday November 2 @ 12noon (EDT)

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Closing plenary: Truth and consequence: The impact of misinformation in COVID-19

Caulfield will talk about (the much NEEDED!) evidence-informed strategies to counter misinformation.

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Strathcona County Library: Fall Feast of Words: Relax, Dammit! A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety – Timothy Caulfield [On Zoom]

The very popular Timothy Caulfield returns to the library November 2, with his latest book, "Relax, Dammit!" Learn more about this fun but practical guide to stress reduction.

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Men's Health Magazine: What You Can Say to Pull Someone Out of a Junk Science Rabbit Hole

Important first step: listen.

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Men's Health Magazine: The Best (and Worst) Places to Find Reputable Health Information

Here’s how to weed out misinformation superspreaders from experts you can trust.

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Men's Health: 9 Ways to Know if Health Info Is Actually Junk Science

What should you be considering when you see a blog comment, YouTube testimonial, or social-media rant from your loudmouthed uncle? Ask yourself these nine questions to help you figure out what the heck is true.

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Men's Health Magazine: The Golden Age of Junk Science Is Killing Us

Misinformation is being spewed, weaponized, and consumed at a deadly rate. Fortunately, there's a way out.

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2021 International Science Festival: The Importance of a Science Festival for Society

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The Guardian: The dark side of wellness: the overlap between spiritual thinking and far-right conspiracies

Caulfield: “I truly hope one of the legacies of the pandemic is a greater understanding of the harm that tolerating pseudoscience can do."

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CBC News: The House with Chris Hall | Debunking the dewormer conspiracy

Journalist Kiera Butler and University of Alberta professor Tim Caulfield dissect false theories around ivermectin, a drug primarily used to treat parasites in animals, which has been touted without evidence as a miracle cure for COVID-19.

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CBC News: Journalist, professor dissect false theories around ivermectin

The courts are usually a terrible place to settle science issues. Just injects more confusion and noise. Exhibit A: "Lawsuits in U.S. demand unproven ivermectin for COVID19 patients". No good evidence ivermectin works. Possible harms.

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The Calgary Herald: Opinion: The next wave of pandemic misinformation will stem from changing hospitalization ratios

Murdoch, "When these measures work, they immediately become both widely misunderstood and also weaponized by purveyors of misinformation."

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Alberta Transplant Institute: "Online Commentary around the new Opt Out Legislation in Nova Scotia"

Alessandro Marcon, Health Law Institute

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Yahoo News: Goop has a new supplement to boost women's sex drive, but experts are asking for real evidence it works

"Health policy expert Timothy Caulfield called DTF 'exploitative noise.'"

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International Science Festival 2021: Misinformation and the Pandemic

October 17 16:00-16:45 Lisbon time Timothy Caulfield delivers a keynote lecture on misinformation around the pandemic.

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The Edmonton Journal: Former anti-vax Edson woman shares husband's COVID-19 ICU horror story

But unlike Carla, most people don’t change their minds overnight on polarizing topics like COVID-19 vaccines. Breaking through to those who hold false beliefs about the vaccine is a long game, Caulfield said, and one that requires patience. But it doesn’t hurt to use tools of misinformation against it either.

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ASTC Virtual 2021 Annual Conference

“Addressing Scientific Misinformation and Building Community Capacity for Evidence-Based Decision Making”

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Western University: "Misinformation is Killing People. What Can We Do About It?"

Timothy Caulfield gives a talk on how to counter information with evidence-based strategies.

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Business Insider: Amazon prominently touts work by anti-vaxxers and COVID conspiracy theorists, even after other platforms cut them off

Caulfield: "Companies make decisions about what you see all the time, they're private actors, and they can decide what they're going market..."

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660 City News: Oilers' Josh Archibald out indefinitely with heart condition

The Oilers' antivaxx Josh Archibald a cautionary tale of: - misperception of risk; - harms of antivaxx bunk; and - value getting vaccinated!

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Global News: ‘Parallel epidemic’ of misinformation hurting Albertans alongside COVID-19 pandemic

Caulfield: "infodemic a defining characteristics of the pandemic and "it's killing people."" Let's give hesitant "a path to credible information." #ScienceUpFirst

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CALP: Literacy and Learning Symposium 2021 (Virtual)

Alberta’s Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) is hosting their second virtual Literacy and Learning Symposium. Timothy Caulfield will be speaking about his book, "Relax Dammit!"

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Calgary Herald: Why would some Albertans take Johnson & Johnson, but not another COVID-19 vaccine?

Caulfield: the government strategy "could be seen as the province capitulating to anti-vaccine narratives which falsely cast doubt on the safety of mRNA shots."

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BC Today with Michelle Eliot: Dealing with COVID-19 misinformation

Prominent speaker on misinformation, Timothy Caulfield joins Michelle Eliot to discuss how to confront COVID-19 misinformation.

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Briefing: Tackling Misinformation

Protect our Province Alberta

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Protect our Province Alberta

Vaccination misinformation, access and hesitancy Today at 4:15

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Canadian Surgery Forum 2021: The Role of Social Media in the Spread of Misinformation

September 22 @ 10:15am

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Hachette Book Group: Essentials for Your Work Space Sweepstakes

"Part pop-science, part self-help, Your Day. Your Way. is a friendly, funny, fact-based guide to changing how you make decisions..."

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University of Alberta: Science Literacy Course

We're often told not to believe everything we read online or see on TV—but how do we tell the difference between evidence and pseudoscience? Take our free online Science Literacy course to find out!

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Stronger Together 2021 Virtual Conference

Libraries can play a key role in the battle against misinformation! Live September 23 @ 9am

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Affaires universitaires: À quoi ressemble l’obligation vaccinale sur les campus?

Doit-on obliger la vaccination : la question dont a débattu le milieu universitaire est maintenant mise à l’épreuve.

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The Signal: The Man Has a Plan

Timothy Caulfield on the government initiative, the place of individual rights, and the uncertain future of the pandemic in the U.S.

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ASBMB Today: Scientists must speak out against misinformation about 'immune-boosting' supplements

“There needs to be a more robust response from the science community in the face of pseudoscience and misinformation,” says Timothy Caulfield

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CBC News: Why vaccine passports may be an important tool in boosting vaccination rates

Caulfield: "emerging evidence, though partly observational, suggests the passports can both increase vaccination rates and create safer environments."

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630 CHED Afternoons: Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines get full Health Canada approval — and new names. To what degree could the change fuel misinformation campaigns against the vaccines?

Timothy Caulfield talking with J'lyn Nye on 630CHED about the continued spread of COVID vaccine misinformation.

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CTV News: Lack of worker vaccine requirement in Alberta a 'loophole,' says health law expert

You are required to be double vaccinated but your server isn't? Caulfield, "If the goal of the program is to protect Albertans ... it makes no sense at all."

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CityNews: Tension rising over vaccine debate

Caulfield, "Deniers must apply "Olympic level mental gymnastics to maintain their worldview.""

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Global News RADIO 640 Toronto: "When evidence is ignored": Alberta declares health emergency as hospitals run out of ICU beds

Alan Carter speaks with Timothy Caulfield about how poor public health policies resulted in Alberta's health emergency.

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University Affairs: What does a vaccine mandate actually look like on campus?

Caulfield: “This is a decision that individuals make, and decisions can have consequences. The whole point is to, in some respects, differentiate between people who are vaccinated and people who aren’t.”

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NIH ODS: Immune-Boosting Noise: Supplements and Misinformation in Pop Culture

One issue Caulfield will touch on is the overlap with antivaxx noise. "Natural immune boost" code for "not a vaccine."

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McMaster: Immune Nations: New MMA exhibition highlights complexities of vaccination

"...an evidence-based exhibition that addresses the constructive role that art can play in public discourse around life-saving vaccines." Artistic research from a three-year interdisciplinary and collaborative project co-led by Natalie Loveless and Sean Caulfield (University of Alberta) and Steven J. Hoffman (York University).

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MSN: Engage or ignore? Timothy Caulfield on dealing with spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation

Feels like tensions continue to rise. But most Canadians DO support public health measures!

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Edmonton Journal: Experts skeptical of direct impact from Alberta's $100 COVID-19 vaccine incentive as numbers show some upticks

Caulfield, "...incentives work best on individuals that are complacent, undecided, or only somewhat hesitant. They won’t have a big impact on the hardcore deniers."

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Stage3 Media Works: The Phenomenon of Misinformation – Documentary

The Phenomenon of Misinformation takes an in-depth look at the rise of false, inaccurate, and misleading information and conspiracy theories dominating our current cultural and political climate. By examining the agendas and motives behind this threat, this episode defines misinformation versus disinformation, how they spread through social media, and their dangerous effects on the public.

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Refinery 29: The Science-Free Guide To Convincing Your Girlfriend To Get Vaxxed

Caulfield: “Find a source that you know your friend is going to respect..." Vohra-Miller: “Most people want time to sit with information without pressure”

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Global News Radio: Why so many believe in miracle cures for COVID-19

Health Canada, FDA, NIH, CDC, European Medicines Agency, etc., have all recommended AGAINST using Ivermectin in context of COVID.

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CBC Listen: Ivermectin misinformation spread by celebrity

A celebrity says he took a de-worming drug to treat COVID-19. We talk to the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta about why you shouldn't take the celebrity's advice.

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Immune Nations Fall 2021

An evidence-based exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in public discourse around life-saving vaccines.

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Woman's Research: Busting Myths with Professor Timothy Caulfield

How can the research community debunk and stop the spread of misinformation? Hear what @DrLoriBrotto, @katejwahl, and special guest @CaulfieldTim have to say in the latest episode of the @WomensResearch podcast!

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Scientific American: A New Resource for Fighting Vaccine Misinformation

"The ScienceUpFirst initiative was created as an antidote."

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Mental Health Academy: Spinning Science | How Can We Cut Through the Noise?

Timothy Caulfield give a talk about the forces that spin science, including celeb noise, cognitive bias, hype, social media spin, etc.

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Mental Health Academy

The conference theme, Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape, invites educators, school administrators, and clinical professionals from all over the world to increase their mental health knowledge and mobilize implementation of the Mental Health Literacy approach in their districts.

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Massive Science: Scientists must speak out against misinformation about “immune-boosting” supplements

"Despite suggestive labels, there is no way to 'boost' the immune system." Needed: More robust debunking from scientific community!

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Calgary Herald: Chamber of Commerce calls on province to bring in vaccine passports

Are privacy issues significant for a vaccine passport? Caulfield says: "I think the privacy issues are minimal. I think they're greatly overstated." He says equity and access issues pose greater concerns.

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L’actualité: Vivre à l’ère des savants autoproclamés du Web

"...la campagne LaSciencedAbord. Cette dernière permet à plusieurs scientifiques et bioéthiciens de devenir des superpropagateurs de bonnes informations."

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McGill: Can You Turn Nausea Off at the Wrist?

Caulfield, "The fact that there remains so much confusion about one of alt meds biggest "wins", should tell you something about the state of acupuncture and alternative medicine more broadly."

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City News: No, an Alberta man did not prove COVID is a hoax

We’ve seen a lot of conspiracy theories around COVID-19, but the latest out of Alberta is one of the easiest to debunk with no legal or scientific backing. Timothy Caulfield says it’s important to debunk everything, ‘even something as absurd as this’

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Jody Vance: A personal experience of hate and threats online

How to deal with online hate. Timothy Caulfield and Jody Vance talk about how vicious and polarized COVID misinformation has become...

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980 CKNW: A personal experience of hate and threats online

Timothy Caulfield talks with Jody Vance on how to support the science fight and support people fighting misinformation.

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Real Talk - Ryan Jespersen: Timothy Caulfield on Infomedic amid Pandemic (Youtube)

A User's Guide to Cheating Death host Timothy Caulfield is on Wednesday's RealTalkRJ to explain how harmful misinformation = increased deaths and hospitalizations, plus poor policy.

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Real Talk - Ryan Jespersen: Timothy Caulfield on Infomedic amid Pandemic

A User's Guide to Cheating Death host Timothy Caulfield is on Wednesday's RealTalkRJ to explain how harmful misinformation = increased deaths and hospitalizations, plus poor policy.

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Edmonton Journal|Opinion: Alberta playing Russian roulette by removing public health measures

Reflects disregard for children, those ineligible for vaccination and businesses meeting their legal responsibilities, cowrite Prof. Ubaka Ogbogu.

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CBC News: Blood flow restriction training finds fans at the Olympics, but it comes with risks

"Often these things that are presented as if they're going to have this huge, huge benefit. But often for the recreational athlete, the benefit might be much, much smaller, if it exists at all."

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Globe and Mail: Alberta’s new COVID-19 policy is reckless and repugnant

Alberta’s new COVID-19 policy is reckless and repugnant. "...about 35 per cent of Albertans – more than 1.5 million million people – do not have a single shot of vaccine."

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CBC News: Canada's vaccination laggard: Alberta trails nation with slow uptake for 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccines

Caulfield, "Vaccination is 'something you do for your community. And I think that's the message this demographic needs to hear'."

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Heart Rhythm 21: Science Matters

Timothy Caulfield talks about misinformation, scicomm, and the value of public engagement. This community key!

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TELUS Talks: Tackling the epidemic of misinformation: Timothy Caulfield

Professor and health policy expert Timothy Caulfield joins Tamara Taggart on this week's TELUSTalks. They discuss the importance of fact-checking medical advice from celebrities and social media influencers, and how we can make informed health decisions.

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TVO: ‘Gwyneth Paltrow never ceases to disappoint’: Grading celebrities on their pandemic knowledge

TVO recently caught up with author and science policy expert Timothy Caulfield to get his views on how well — or how poorly — celebrities have been doing at informing their fans about COVID-19.

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The Globe and Mail|The Decibel: The case for COVID-19 vaccine passports

With Blake Murdoch

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Calgary Herald: Vaccine passports can be designed to address privacy concerns

Vaccine passports can be designed to address privacy concerns. "...an important option that may be necessary to protect public health given the challenges the variant and anti-vaxxers present for reaching herd immunity..." by Research Associate Blake Murdoch.

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The Signal: Are We There Yet?

Caulfield, "So declaring the pandemic over is going to be an arbitrary cultural moment, as opposed to an actual scientific finish line." Needed: "vaccine distributed equitably across countries."

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City News: Experts concerned over Alberta government’s comments about pandemic moving to ‘endemic’

Caulfield, “I worry that kind of language could fuel complacency and create the perception that it’s completely finished and unfortunately it’s not."

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The Globe and Mail: The downsides of vaccine passports have been exaggerated

"It’s important to understand what’s at stake. The decision to receive a vaccine is a personal choice, but its impacts are societal." Blake Murdoch

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CTV News: 'Now we're in the hard slog': Combating vaccine hesitancy as first-dose uptake slows in Alberta

Caulfield, "Premier signaling pandemic over. “From a public health policy perspective I think it could be really damaging.”

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Charles Adler: CANADA VS U.S.A HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC

Featuring Public Health Expert Timothy Caulfield.

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CBC News: Public health experts concerned by Alberta premier's claim that pandemic is over

Caulfield: "What I would like to see is a coupling of these positive messages with what we need to do going forward. Let's make sure that we all get vaccinated!"

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iHeart Radio 580 CFRA: HOUR 2 OF OTTAWA NOW FOR MON. JULY 19TH, 2021

Chatting with Kristy on CFRA Ottawa about vaccine complacency, hesitancy, the disinformation dozen, and destructive impact of politicizing vaccination.

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Winnipeg Free Press: At least one member of Manitoba cabinet not vaccinated

Caulfield: "it is unfortunate when politicians don't adopt a leadership role when it comes to vaccination."

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AXIOS: The hunt for celebrity COVID vaccine endorsements

Caulfield: "Celebs and influencers may hesitate to take a strong stand for fear of alienating a sector of their audience. Unfortunately, vaccines now have an ideological spin."

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The Gateway: U of A professor helps create social media campaign aiming to tackle COVID-19 misinformation

Caulfield, “What we really want @ScienceUpFirst to be is a tool that everyone can use. Everyone can become a part of the team!"

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City News: Chiropractors and vaccine advice

Caulfield, "The chiropractic community has a long history with antivaxx rhetoric".

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No Nonsense with Pamela Wallin: The Age of Anxiety with Timothy Caulfield- Author of Relax, Dammit!

We talk everything from antivaxx bunk to the science of parking!

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New York Times: Vocal Anti-Vaccine Chiropractors Split the Profession

Caulfield, "If you’re open to alternative medicine, you’re also more likely to be attracted to anti-vaccination rhetoric, so the ideas cluster."

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National Post: Colleges, universities grapple with making vaccines mandatory for students

Caulfield, “Perhaps there is hope that carrots are going to win out. But it’s crunch time, and I think we need to think more seriously about sticks."

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Saltwire: Colleges, universities grapple with making vaccines mandatory for students

Caulfield, "Perhaps there is hope that carrots are going to win out. But it’s crunch time, and I think we need to think more seriously about sticks."

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CBC News with Natasha Fatah: Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Caulfield, "So important to remove barriers, increase access, engage communities, and fight COVID and vaccine misinformation!

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AM 900 CHML: The Hydration Challenge

Caulfield: Bottom line: ignore all that noise. Drink when thirsty. Thanks evolution!

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Northern News: ‘Different’ reasons for COVID-19 vax holdouts: Algoma Public Health

Caulfield, "We still need to strive to reduce community spread, we still need to get as many people vaccinated as soon as possible so, yes, the rhetoric emanating from the hard-core deniers matters,”

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University of Calgary: Five tips to avoid COVID-19 misinformation online

- Pause & think about accuracy - Go beyond the headlines - Sell job? - Testimonials or data? - Use trusted sources

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University of Alberta: Is multi-tasking really an efficient way to get things done?

Timothy Caulfield looks at what the research has to say.

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NBC News: The Covid Wuhan lab leak theory is being twisted to validate conspiracy theories

An admission of uncertainty isn't a condemnation of science — in fact, that is how science works.

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Saltwire: GRANT FROST: Anti-vaccine pseudo-science’s sophisticated misinformation web

The anti-vaccine movement is a pseudoscientific assault on public health. Highlighting @ScienceUpFirst’s role in correcting health misinformation on social media.

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The Globe and Mail: The problem with hydration challenges? They’re based on a myth

Caulfield, "The more amorphous harm is the "acceptance of something that’s science-free that invites people to believe in magical thinking..."

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Women's College Hospital: COVID-19 Vaccine Experiences

@GurdeepPandher @CaulfieldTim @Cmdr_Hadfield @RobertThirsk @cblackst @shadkmusic @chiefladybird @BenMulroney @leelagilday @paulshaffer @chantalkreviaz @rufuswainwright @rameshferris

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20 Years of SCN: 20 Questions with…

Timothy Caulfield

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Dialogue CPSO: Rise of Infodemics

Caulfield: “I’ve never seen anything like this...”! "With good science, and clear and sound messaging from health experts, we can make progress against the pandemic and infodemic alike." Join #ScienceUpFirst!

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CTV News: What's causing vaccine hesitancy in Alberta?

Timothy discusses rural urban divide and role of complacency and misinformation. Remove barriers and "make getting a vaccine as easy as possible!" Pls, #ScienceUpFirst!

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Council of Canadian Academies: The Socio-Economic Impacts of Science and Health Misinformation

Assessment on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Health and Science Misinformation kicks off today with the first panel meeting. Meet the Panel, chaired by Alex Himelfarb.

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CCA: Le CAC forme un comité d’experts sur les conséquences socio-économiques de la mésinformation en science et en santé

Timothy Caulfield, MSRC, MACSS, Titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada en droit et politique de la santé, Université de l’Alberta

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Psychology Today: Combating Anti-Science Propaganda

Stea, "As you might know, I am a coalition member of the Canadian anti-misinformation social media campaign, #ScienceUpFirst, which was founded by Professor Timothy Caulfield and Senator Stanley Kutcher."

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Genome BC: Mitigating an Infodemic

This episode also comes from Genome BC’s Annual Genomics Forum. This discussion examines the importance of not sensationalizing data and being clear what the science means. Overly emotive clickbait stories do more harm than good. How can you help break the chain of misinformation?

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Global News: COVID Science: Cutting Through the Noise

Author and professor Timothy Caulfield is one of the experts part of a public forum on COVID19 myths and science being held on June 22 at the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.

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Spotify: Combatting Misinformation and Myth During the Pandemic

Timothy Caulfield speaks to Vardit Ravitsky about the spread of misinformation on social media during the pandemic, and how we can address this issue through action and policy changes.

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The Impacts of COVID-19: Misinformation and Myth During the Pandemic

Episode 4. Timothy Caulfield, Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, speaks to Vardit Ravitsky about the spread of misinformation on social media during the pandemic, and how we can address this issue through action and policy changes.

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abc News: Bills WR Cole Beasley vows to live 'life like I want' amid backlash to anti-vaccine remarks

Again, using twisted "liberty" language to push anti-vaxx agenda. How does Beasley feel about stop signs, food safety, and interference penalties?

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The National: How to combat pandemic misinformation online

Countering vaccine misinformation works! Have those tough discussions. Listen. Be patient. Provide a path to credible info.

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Toronto Star: Vaccine lotteries are now in Canada — can they really boost slowing jab rates? Here’s what we know

Turns out, experts say vaccine lotteries may actually make quite a bit of sense. (Not to mention, as Timothy Caulfield put it, it's "kitchen sink time.")

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Times Colonist: COVID-19 vaccination rates on the Prairies grow slowly after rush of keeners

Caulfield "Hopeful we can get to 80%, but "it's going to be tough. It's going to require that we use every tool at our disposal"!

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USA Today: What it means when sports stars stay coy about their COVID-19 vaccine status

UAlbertaLaw Prof. Timothy Caulfield says celebrities and athletes can make a big difference in how people view vaccines and vaccinations.

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Alberta at Noon with Judy Aldous: Vaccination incentives

What do public health officials need to do to convince more Albertans to get vaccinated? Tune in around the 2:22 mark for Timothy Caulfield.

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Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

Can you boost your immune system? Tune in around the 13:30 mark for Timothy Caulfield.

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City News: Data shows COVID-19 vaccination rates in Alberta tied to level of education

Caulfield “For those who are complacent, we need to use a vaccine strategy that gets this on their radar.”

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#CAEP21 Celebrity Shout Out Video

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CBC Listen: The Morning Edition - Sask with Stefani Langenegger

What do we do when MDs or professors spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines? Timothy Caulfield weighs in.

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STAT + Conversations: How COVID changed health misinformation online

Video Chat June 15 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT

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Timothy Caulfield: Daily Misinformation is Causing Real Harm

Timothy Caulfield is an author and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta. He spoke at The Walrus Talks at Home: The Future of Speech Online on June 8, 2021. Watch his full talk here.

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CBC News: Bertrand Bickersteth and Timothy Caulfield among winners for 2021 Alberta Literary Awards

Caulfield won the $1,500 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction for Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety.

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105.9 The Region with Ann Rohmer

Timothy Caulfield on the Delta Variant.

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Edmonton Journal: Vaccine lottery unlikely to be effective: U of C behavioural economist

No one think lotteries will help with antivaxxers. But they might (as some evidence shows) help with complacent or slightly hesitant. Another 2-3% = hugely helpful.

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The Edmonton Journal: Alberta launches $3M lottery in bid to reach first-dose vaccine target amid faltering demand

Incentives have a place. “We’re incentivizing it because it’s good for your community.” This crunch time! Let's go!

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CTV News: Alberta considers incentives to help boost vaccination rates and the province's reopening plan

“Those individuals that might be somewhat hesitant, this might change the calculus" But “you want to make sure you’re incentivizing the right message..."

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The Vessel: Change the conversation. Change your life.

The More More: A powerful conversation with Timothy Caulfield June 14, 7pm EST

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Calgary Sun: Could Alberta follow in Manitoba's footsteps with a vaccine lottery?

“There’s some evidence that for those who are slightly hesitant or complacent, an incentive might work. It might be a helpful strategy...”

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Calgary Herald: 'This is a crucial time': Demand for first shots of COVID-19 vaccine appears to be waning across Alberta

“We need to have a degree of provincewide protection in order to justify opening up our economy and reducing our public health restrictions,” Caulfield said.

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The Edmonton Journal: Manitoba is holding a $2M vaccine lottery. Could Alberta be next?

Prof. Timothy Caulfield says research on vaccine incentives is mixed, and the messaging around them needs to be appropriate.

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Writers' Guild of Alberta: 2021 Alberta Literacy Awards Gala

Winner of the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

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The House of Pod: A Medical Podcast: Episode 124 - Timothy Caufield and Tyler Black: HOP Gets Canadian

Lizzie and Kaveh talk with Timothy Caufield, professor of health law and science policy, and Tyler Black, psychiatrist/suicidologist about EMDR, debunking science myths, and the difference between the US and Canadian responses to COVID-19.

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The Daily Celebrity: Can celebrities spur acceptance of the Covid-19 vaccine?

Caulfield suggested that The Rock, Tom Hanks or Beyoncé could be good ambassadors because they are loved and have a neutral place in pop culture.

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Edmonton Journal: Opinion: For the sake of public health, make the U of A smoke-free

Post-secondary institutions should be providing students with support and incentives to quit and preparing them for a smoke-free workplace.

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Neo Life: Misinformation is a public health crisis—so let's treat it that way