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The Body of Evidence: Are Vitamins a Waste of Money?

(22:48) The porous regulations that allow vitamin supplements to be sold and how Mel Gibson played a key role in this system, with health policy expert Timothy Caulfield.

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National Post: Ontario doctor suspended for spreading COVID disinformation, latest in string of pandemic-defying MDs

Caulfield: “Misinformation kills people. That’s how serious this topic is.”

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CTV News Calgary: UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith under fire by all political stripes for cancer comments

Caulfield: "We don’t need to legitimize pseudoscience, we need more good science.”

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Science Literacy Workshop: Let's Get Social: Leveraging Social Media for Science

“Debunking Works, More Please!” In this presentation, Professor Caulfield will explore what the most recent evidence tells us about the nature and source of the current infodemic. He will also provide recommendations about how we can (and must) respond.

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Medical Xpress: Survey looks at why patients request stem cell treatments

Zubin Master: “…many thought stem cells were better than surgery or the standard of care.” [Nope.]

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Nike Trained: Exposing Misinformation in Wellness

On Tim's episode of the Nike Trained podcast, he talks about misinformation in the wellness industry, how to spot it and what we can do about it.

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"I call this scienceploitation"

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Toronto Star: Too good to be true: Timothy Caulfield on misinformation and trust in health

$130 million was wasted on ivermectin prescriptions by private insurers alone in one year in the U.S. That’s doctors prescribing ivermectin for COVID with no evidence to support it. Completely driven by misinformation.

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Science VS. Snake Oil: Debunking Bunk in this Crazy World (with Timothy Caulfield)

Timothy Caulfield joins Seth Andrews for a compelling and fun conversation about information and misinformation in the media age

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York Ideas: Relax: A user’s guide to life in the age of anxiety - Timothy Caulfield

Coffee, good or bad? 8 glasses of water? How to park? Wine? Exercise? (Always yes.)

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TikTok Is Flooded With Health Myths. These Creators Are Pushing Back: The New York Times

Caulfield: Powerful personal anecdote, testimonial or narrative could overwhelm people’s ability to think scientifically. ... “those elements have made it a very consumable and powerful way to spread misinformation.”

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York Festival of Ideas: Relax: A user’s guide to life in the age of anxiety

How many cups of coffee should I drink? Are work meetings really worth the time? Do I really have to floss? Award-winning public-health expert Timothy Caulfield tackles our daily dilemmas - from the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep - and the innumerable cultural, social and psychological forces shaping the decisions we make.

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CBC Listen: What is in the Klondike Papers anyway? We ask Timothy Caulfield

The left want a conspiracy theory too! What the heck are the Klondike Papers? Soon: on @CBCSask with @SLangeneggerCBC to explore the rise of conspiracy theories in Canada – on the political right AND left cc @WhitfieldJanani

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Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan

Soon: on Ottawa Morning to talk about how Canadians have embraced conspiracy theories. The consequences? It is killing people, justifying hate and discrimination, and perverting our democratic process.

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640 Toronto: What is the Great Replacement theory and why does it have misinfo experts concerned?

Kelly speaks with Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, based at the University of Alberta, who specializes in misinformation.

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Toronto Star: ‘Kind of terrifying’: Numbers show racist Great Replacement conspiracy theory has found audience in Canada

“I think what a lot of these polls reflect is a normalization and almost an institutionalization of conspiracy theories...”

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Professors Ubaka Ogbogu and Timothy Caulfield receive Stem Cell Network grant

The grant will support research into legal, ethical and social implications surrounding regenerative medicine therapies

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Global News: ‘Anyone can get monkeypox’: experts emphasize science-first messaging

Caulfield: "It’s always really important to lead with the headline and the headline is that anyone can get monkeypox." "...make sure that messaging doesn’t stigmatize..."

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TELUS Fund: A User's Guide to Cheating Death

Seems everyone wants to live forever and look good doing it. The anti-aging industry is worth around $10 billion a year. How much of it actually works? Find out in A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.

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Edmonton Journal: Monkeypox questions and answers from Alberta experts after one case found in the province

Caulfield: “The disease is primarily spread through close contact...". Accurate information is key! Please, #ScienceUpFirst.

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Genetic Literacy Project: COVID misinformation doctors make rounds on lucrative rightwing speech circuit

Big right-wing, conservative political movements have extensive involvement from MDs flagged for spreading medical misinformation.

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My 30 second “detox”!

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The Quad: Lowering the Flag: Dr. Frederick Otto

The University of Alberta banner is flying at half-mast from June 27–30, 2022 in remembrance of Dr. Frederick Otto.

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The Globe and Mail: As monkeypox outbreak grows, fears of stigmatization for LGBTQ community on the rise

Caulfield: "The discrimination and stigmatization, not only do they hurt those communities, they hurt our ability to fight the disease..."

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Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging: Walk With Me 2022

It's day 2 of #WalkWithMe2022, and we have many more insightful and engaging sessions to make you change the way you think about aging. The day kicks off with keynote speaker Timothy Caulfield right now!

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Yahoo: Popular festival set to return to York next month

Canadian scientist and public health expert Timothy Caulfield will explore ways to reduce individual stress in an anxiety-filled world, while former NHS team leader Wendy Mitchell will debunk some of the myths around dementia.

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MaRS Impact Health

Meet the brilliant minds on the frontlines of Canada’s healthcare revolution.

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Toronto Star: More federal government workers were exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations for religious reasons than medical concerns, data shows

Caulfield: “Having an ideological position against vaccines, that’s not a religious position.”

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Thought Leader: Executive Leadership Forum 2022

Thought Leader Timothy Caulfield presents at the Executive Leadership Forum next month! Caulfield debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector for the benefit of the public and decision-makers.

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Healthing: U of R policy researcher receives national stem cell funding for team project

The project is the recipient of just over $700,000 in funding from Stem Cell Network (SCN) as part of a $19.5 million investment from the non-profit supporting 31 research projects involving regenerative medicine with either a clinical, ethical or legal focus. Zarzeczny’s project is a collaboration with Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy professor Timothy Caulfield and Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu from the University of Alberta, as well as international partners from a variety of countries, including Australia, U.K., South Africa and France, offering expertise in law, science communication and medicine.

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CBC News: Have Albertans come to accept COVID's high death toll? Experts weigh in

Caulfield: "I know that the pandemic is still touching people's lives. I lost my father-in-law just over two weeks ago from COVID."

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CBC News: Legal experts accuse Leslyn Lewis of 'fearmongering' over WHO pandemic pact

Caulfield: "This is nothing more than fearmongering. There is nothing to support these really strong assertions."

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MED PAGE TODAY: Should Doctors Worry About 'Nuremberg 2.0?'

Caulfield: "completely misleading..." And "a bit of a paradox because Nuremberg was used against a far-right regime, and here you have the alt-right rolling out that language."

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MED PAGE TODAY: Misinformation Docs See Their Political Stars Rise

Malone, McCullough, Pierre Kory, et al. "Their rhetoric at these events frequently leans ideologic rather than scientific." Caulfield: Health misinformation increasingly about ideology.

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

His brand of misinformation has already tarnished medicine. In the halls of Congress, he’d do much worse.

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's 35th Annual Research Day and Award Banquet

Battling Bunk: Evidence-Based Strategies to Counter Misinformation

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Stem Cell Network Special Funding Announcement

Partners in research Ubaka Ogbogu, Amy Zarzeczny, and Timothy Caulfield received over $700k to investigate regulatory and social license for cutting-edge regenerative therapies.

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CDTRP Media Workshop Series on ODT and Health Literacy: Engaging the public online during policy change

The CDTRP, in collaboration with the Health Law Institute from the University of Alberta, is happy to announce the second Media Workshop on Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) and Health Literacy on May 17, 2022.

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The Space: Top Tip: Busy isn't always a dirty word

Fun take on using advice from Timothy Caulfield, author of Relax: A User’s Guide To Life In The Age Of Anxiety, we’re going to teach you how to be busy without having a mental breakdown.

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The Pathologist: Video: Fake News! Combating misinformation in science and medicine

Timothy Caulfield notes he enjoyed this discussion! Cover lots, including how scientific uncertainty and ideology used to push bunk.

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Business Insider: Vaccine skeptics and anti-maskers who invoked 'my body, my choice' in the pandemic are now lining up to support the end of Roe v. Wade

Caulfield: "The conceptual inconsistency would be laughable if the issues weren't so crucially important..."

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The Pathologist: Fake News! Combating misinformation in science and medicine

Caulfield: "...we’re starting to get a lot of revisionist history of what happened at the height of the pandemic... That is all nonsense. The misinformation was pretty clear..."

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AAMC: Why do so many Americans distrust science?

“Trust in scientific institutions has taken a huge hit,” says Timothy Caulfield, LLM, research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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The Conversation: Canada needs better CBD policies to protect consumers from unlicensed products

Marco Zenone: Great to see our study investigating how CBD sellers advertise their products online featured here. @jeremycsnyder @ValorieCrooks

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Gizmodo: Paging Dr. Musk: Please STFU

Caulfield: Elon Musk noise on psychiatric meds "can have an impact on public perception of pharmaceuticals"

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Big Picture Science: Skeptic Check: Dr. Oz

University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield looks at the powerful influence that celebrities like Dr. Mehmet Oz have on shaping our health landscape.

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Toronto Star: Why the Novavax COVID vaccine has developed such a fandom — and why it matters

Key: > vaccination and want people comfortable with their choice. But does framing as "traditional" vaccine legitimize misinformation about mRNA vaccines?

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Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety: Misinformation is a Patient Safety Issue

Caulfield: “Celebrity wellness hype contributes to our ‘culture of untruth’ by both inviting an erosion of critical thinking and promoting what is popular rather than what is true.”

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The New York Stem Cell Foundation: Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Experts Discuss How To Protect Yourself From This Global Health Issue

Caulfield: "I call this ‘scienceploitation,’ where someone takes real, exciting science and uses it to market bunk.”

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Zoomer Radio: Go To Grandma

Kathy Buckworth will host Timothy Caulfield on Go To Grandma on April 30 @ 7:30am Why do some people see science as opinion, not fact? Why do scammers scam?

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New York Post: I had a dead pandemic sex life until I discovered ‘female Viagra’

Caulfield: “more exploitive noise (wrapped in bogus ’empowerment’ rhetoric).”

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Debunking Denialism: Article Library

400+ science-based articles debunking different forms of pseudoscience.

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CDTRP: Media Workshop on ODT and Health Literacy

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program is hosting a Media Workshop on ODT and Health Literacy. Professor Caulfield's talk is on Media Perspective.

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McGill: Health information literacy and critical thinking to the rescue

Health Quackery Exhibit McGill Library. The Turret. Health Quackery Exhibit

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Edmonton Public Teachers: Relax Dammit! Book Study + QandA with the author!

Local 37 brings Timothy Caulfield, author or Relax Dammit! via Zoom.

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Genetic Literacy Project: Why the COVID cult of ivermectin won’t die

Caulfield, "Ivermectin very quickly became not about science but about ideology and in-group signaling."

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CityNews: With proven COVID-19 treatments, why some still opting for unproven drugs?

Caulfield: "It's not about science anymore, #ivermectin has become an ideological flag."

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CBC News: Alberta's pandemic messaging under fire as COVID-19 rates rise

Caulfield: "By not acknowledging what's going on, I think you invite the public to not acknowledge it, too...."

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New York Stem Cell Foundation and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics

How to accelerate legitimate stem cell therapies while protecting patients from fraudulent clinics?

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Canadian Respiratory Conference 2022

Come learn about the roots of misinformation and how healthcare professionals can fight back and build public trust. 1100-1145 Timothy Caulfield, Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?

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NBC News Think: Why the Covid cult of ivermectin won't die

There has never been good clinical evidence to support the use of this drug. But the debate over its use is really about ideology and in-group signaling — not science.

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Peculiar Book Club: Relax Dammit

Timothy Caulfield will appear in Season 3 on December 1, 2022

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CBC Newsroom: Will politicians reinstate COVID restrictions ahead of elections in Ont. and Que.?

Aarti Pole speaks to Timothy Caulfield about whether the public should prepare for the return of restrictions, as provinces begin seeing a surge with the 6th wave of COVID-19.

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980 CKNW: Why is it so easy to lean into bad news?

The Jill Bennett Show

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Point of Inquiry: Timothy Caulfield on the Infodemic and Spread of Misinformation

Is it misinformation or disinformation? Timothy Caulfield answers all of your most pressing social media navigation questions in this post-COVID digital age.

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Listen Notes: Timothy Caulfield Top Podcast Episodes

Timothy Caulfield Top Podcast Episodes

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Toronto Star: How vaccination status might predict views on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Caulfield: Within days of the invasion, antivaxxers in my feed were supporting #Putin.

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CODA: REJECTING SCIENCE PART 1: MEDICINE, SOCIAL MEDIA AND MISINFORMATION

One key point: institutions need to support healthcare professionals who are fighting bunk on social media!

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Enquête sur les comportements avec les soins de santé alternatifs

FRENCH VERSION https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePpjrq2mDwUqRnM

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Survey: Risk-Taking Behaviours with Alternative Healthcare

The HLI needs participants to complete a short anonymous survey about alternative healthcare, and the factors that encourage people to use it. This work is being carried out by researchers from our team and the University of British Columbia's School of Nursing. English and French versions are available here: ENGLISH VERSION: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9FdcETwxlFcwPIO

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Coffee Up First

Science Up First presents Instagram Live with Timothy Caulfield.

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Omny: Mask mandates are being lifted in Canada

Great chat with Daryl McIntyre on 630 CHED about the science and divisiveness of masks.

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Timothy Caulfield on TikTok

Center for Inquiry on TikTok with Timothy Caulfield. Timothy Caulfield on #misinformation #disinformation #fakenewsbuster #skepticthinker #debunktok

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630 Ched Mornings: Mask mandates are being lifted in Canada

The mask issue will likely continue to divide. The data is messy (though no doubt a valuable public health tool!). This invites ideological spin. Soon: talking with Daryl McIntyre on 630 CHED about masks and more...

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CBC News: Masks could be here to stay in Canada — even as provinces ditch mandates

Caulfield: "the science doesn't really give us a bright line as to when 'OK, now we can stop.' The data is messy ... that creates the opportunity to politicize the message."

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The Conversation: Non-invasive prenatal testing: Online discussions show risk perception is highly personal

Alessandro Marcon and Vardit Ravitsky

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The Globe and Mail: Physicians who spread misinformation may be eroding trust in health care system, experts say

Caulfield: "when the misinformation is coming from a trusted source, such as a doctor or scientist the effects can be 'so damaging.'"

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National Post: Last gasp for masks: Provinces end COVID mandates but some doctors say to keep them

Caulfield: “There is no bright line saying, ‘Now is the time to remove #mask mandates.’”

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Centre For Inquiry: “And Yet There Are a Lot of Flat Earth Nazis” — easy ivermectin; atheist street pirates; Russian disinfo; Carl Sagan and They Might Be Giants

"Last night, we had Tim Caulfield on Skeptical Inquirer Presents for an awesome talk on the battle against the infodemic and to get the Balles Prize in Critical Thinking."

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Skeptical Inquirer: Infodemic: How the Hell Did It Get This Bad?

This Thursday! Yep, gonna talk polarization, ideology, and impact of celebrity noise (that's you #JoeRogan, #AaronRodgers, et al.).

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Global News: Battling conspiracies and harmful information through the pandemic

Caulfield's first tip: Watch the use of anecdotes to support misinformation. You. Need. Science.

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Vancouver Sun: Ian Mulgrew: Science proves to be messy on the fly

Caulfield: “Often these fringe perspectives that aren’t rooted in the body of evidence actually get more air time than they are warranted. There is a huge problem with false balance."

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Learning to live with COVID-19: Health policy professor explains what living with COVID really means and combats misinformation

The Morning Edition - Sask with Stefani Langenegger Is it time to learn to learn with COVID? We speak to Timothy Caulfield about "learning to live with COVID" in the age of misinformation. He is Canada Research Chair and professor in health law and policy at the University of Alberta.

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Center For Inquiry: "How the Hell Did It Get This Bad? Timothy Caulfield Battles the Infodemic"

The spread of misinformation seems to intensify with each passing week. From social media to cable news to popular podcasts, science-free bunk is everywhere. The ongoing “infodemic” is doing tangible harm to public health, public discourse, and public trust. How did we get here and what can we do about it? On Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET, Timothy Caulfield returns to plan the next phase of the battle against bunk on the next Skeptical Inquirer Presents live online event.

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Ep. 26 Dr. Timothy Caulfield Confronts Misinformation

Confronting The Madness with Mark Korthuis.

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Pocket Mags: Timothy Caulfield, Susan Gerbic Awarded Balles Prizes for Critical Thinking

Every year, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI)—a program of the Center for Inquiry and publisher of the SKEPTICAL INQUIRER—honors the creators of the published work that best communicates the importance of skepticism and empirical science with the Robert P. Balles Annual Prize in Critical Thinking.

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CityNews: What does 'learning to live with COVID' really look like?

As the Omicron wave subsides and governments ease restrictions, a growing number of Canadians are in favour of a future where we don't tailor our lives to the virus. But is that possible?

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The Big Story: What does "learning to live with Covid" really look like?

As the Omicron wave subsides and governments ease restrictions, a growing number of Canadians are in favour of a future where we don't tailor our lives to the virus. But is that possible?

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'No air of reality': Judge shoots down private prosecution of Doug Ford over COVID vaccine 'crimes'

Caulfield: “It’s a powerful anecdote about the sway of both social media and misinformation...”

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Washington Post: Shaky science led to a rush of 'paraben-free' beauty products

Caulfield: Chemophobia is “the narrative that brands like Goop and Honest Company like to sell, and unfortunately, it’s extremely effective.”

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Mother Jones: These Doctors’ Groups Are Cheering On the Anti-Vax Truckers

Caulfield: "American disinformation groups are 'trying to exploit the fear and anxiety and frustration that Canadians are feeling.'"

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CTV Morning Live: Joe Rogan Accused of Spreading Misinformation on Spotify

Professor of Law at the University of Alberta, Timothy Caulfield discusses the controversy regarding Joe Rogan and Spotify on CTV Morning Live.

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Big Tech: Your Facts Aren’t My Facts — Joe Rogan and Our Infodemic Age

Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy, joins BigTechPodcast's Taylor Owen to discuss how the Joe Rogan/Spotify COVID misinformation controversy reflects a moment of mistrust in science and the weaponizing of the scientific process.

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The Reach Out: Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield shares why exercise and fitness are important.

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CIGI: Your Facts Aren’t My Facts — Joe Rogan and Our Infodemic Age

Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy, joins host Taylor Owen to discuss how the Joe Rogan/Spotify COVID misinformation controversy reflects a moment of deep-seated mistrust in science and the weaponizing of the scientific process.

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CBC The National: B.C. doctors draw crowds with COVID-19 misinformation presentations

Lyndsay Duncombe takes CBC The National to see the "Doctors on Tour" and speaks with Charles Hoffe and Stephen Malthouse about their anti-vax roadshow. With excellent commentary by Alastair McAlpine and Timothy Caulfield. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC declined an interview.

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CBC News: 2 B.C. doctors went on a COVID-19 speaking tour. Colleagues say their misinformation put public at risk

Caulfield: "We know this is dangerous. We know that misinformation can have an impact on beliefs and behaviours."

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CBC News: Among Nova Scotia's unvaccinated, it's not just anti-vaxxers who remain

Caulfield: "when you're a close friend to someone you know and you've shared life experiences with them, I think you can have a greater impact..."

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CTV News: Bowing to political pressure or pandemic data? Nearly half of UCP MLAs wants Alta. COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Caulfield: "driven by the controversies surrounding the protests we are seeing...not by the science and sensible public health decision-making"?

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CBC News: Canada is shifting to 'living with the virus' — for better or worse

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: "It's premature for any country either to surrender or to declare victory." Timothy Caulfield: "It means that we're constantly going to have to be vigilant."

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Toronto Star: Why this Toronto scientist clashed with a premier over COVID data — and the uncounted dead

Caulfield: "For him to use the language of battling misinformation to try to discredit the work of a legitimate scientist, it is frustrating."

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Timothy Caulfield | Infodemic: The Battle Continues

Timothy Caulfield will discuss how conspiracy theories and harmful misinformation are defining characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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National Post: 'Don't tell me what to do': How Canada underestimated the anti-vaccine community

Caulfield: Vaccination = altruism. "To not get vaccinated based on misinformation and ideological spin, and to spread misinformation that hurts others, is, well, morally wrong.”

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The Globe and Mail: Neil Young’s dispute with Spotify over Joe Rogan increases pressure on streamer to monitor content

Caulfield: "worried that Mr. Rogan would 'falsely balance' scientifically supported views and those that are discredited but popular."

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The Globe and Mail: It’s a delusion to think mass spread of Omicron will end the pandemic

Murdoch's latest article in the Globe and Mail focuses on how Omicron will provide little immunity, leading to a crisis of repeated infection unless we change our behaviour.

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CBC News: Protest convoy highlights 'power of misinformation,' expert says

No doubt misinformation playing big role. Also, extreme elements weaponizing scientific uncertainty and (understandable) frustration.

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Montecristo: When Did Wellness Become so Unhealthy?

Term "wellness" has been captured by those promoting bunk for bucks. Caulfield: “If you’re not trying to improve yourself, you’re living wrong. It’s a horrible message...”

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CBC News: Windsor-Essex paramedics' union tweets opposition to vaccine mandates; says they are based on lies

Timothy Caulfield said the tweets have a "threatening" tone and that the misinformation in the thread can be quite harmful to the public.

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Healthy Debate: Let evidence be our guide: Misinformation most insidious when it comes from health-care professionals

Concerned researchers and experts from CoVaRR-Net, their response to the misinformation filled comment in Globe and Mail by Doidge.

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Vice: The Dangerous World of Anti-Vax Vegans

Caulfield: “Antivaxxers are gravitating to veganism as a justification..."

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The Feed: An Open Letter to Joe Rogan and TV Star Debbie Travis Helps Us Find…

"We have Canada Research Chair of Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, Timothy Caulfield, to discuss the infamous Spotify letter urging a crackdown on misinformation about COVID19, with particular focus on The Joe Rogan Experience."

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Intelligent Speculation: Pseudoscience and The Need to Debunk Nonsense

Timothy Caulfield's contribution to @CritclThnkr on Pseudoscience and the need to debunk nonsense.

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CBC News: WHL's vaccine mandate worked perfectly; could that lesson be applied everywhere?

WHL 100% vaccinated. Caulfield: incentives/disincentives/mandates can work.

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The Signal: Carry On

“My experience from talking with policy makers and science communicators is that this is going to be one of the legacies of the pandemic—a greater appreciation of how important it is to communicate scientific uncertainty.”

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Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen: Joe Rogan's Misinformation

Signing open letter calling on Spotify to deal with misinformation put out by Joe Rogan.

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CHED Mid-Morning with Shaye Ganam

Correcting COVID misinformation does not equate to cancel culture.

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SXM Canada Talks: Tim Caulfield Joins Arlene Bynon

Can platforms hold podcasters accountable for spreading misinformation?

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Calgary Herald: Is mandatory COVID vaccination legal? Here's what Canada's charter says

Will depend on what's happening with COVID and nature of policy. But “there are moments in time when it might be fully appropriate"

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

"...always pause for a moment and ask yourself, ‘Is this accurate? What kind of evidence is being used to support this? Is it just an anecdote?"

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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