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    1. Well I can't SEE any Covid particles (I'm sure they are there)...but I can see another boatload of horrid these purifiers are sucking out of rooms at school:
    2. 2022-01-14

    3. pinkblondebonce ❤. (2022, January 13). Well I can’t SEE any Covid particles (I’m sure they are there)...but I can see another boatload of horrid these purifiers are sucking out of rooms at school: Https://t.co/6xNPSpxuqy [Tweet]. @blondebonce. https://twitter.com/blondebonce/status/1481694235283935233

    1. 2022-01-13

    2. Fulton-Lyne, L. (n.d.). Research Guides: Misinformation: Misinformation Course. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from https://libguides.norquest.ca/fakenews/course

    3. This 4-part non-credit online course was designed with the input of NorQuest faculty to introduce students to concepts of misinformation and help them practice valuable critical thinking skills. The content is accessible, interactive and engaging. The following topics are addressed: Misinformation and it's various forms including fake news and disinformation Evaluating information using techniques such as lateral reading News literacy, science literacy and conspiracy theories The role of bias in spreading misinformation
    4. Fake-Believe: An Introduction to Misinformation
    1. Argument quality and fallacies. (n.d.). HackMD. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from https://hackmd.io/@scibehC19vax/argumentquality

    2. Arguments can be good or bad, and that difference is not just a matter of subjective preference. Rather, argumentation research has spent centuries identifying how and why some arguments are stronger than others. This includes understanding why some arguments (so-called ‘fallacies’) can fool the unwary into thinking they provide good reasons for believing or doing something when, in fact, they do not.
    3. Argument quality and fallacies
  2. Jan 2022
  3. Dec 2021
    1. 2021-12-02

    2. 10.1126/science.acx9758
    3. Now, another group argues such small, weak trials of public health measures can do more harm than good. Writing in Trials last month, the group argues such studies waste funding and time, and can give a dangerous appearance of certainty. Much research “does not lead anywhere that is useful,” says co-author Noah Haber, an independent study design specialist. “It’s noise at best, and it’s misinformation at worst, because it looks like information.” Other researchers, however, think any evidence is better than none.
    4. ‘It’s misinformation at worst.’ Weak health studies can do more harm than good, scientists say. (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2021, from https://www.science.org/content/article/it-s-misinformation-worst-weak-health-studies-can-do-more-harm-good-scientists-say

    5. ‘It’s misinformation at worst.’ Weak health studies can do more harm than good, scientists say
    1. 2021-12-08

    2. Zhang, S. (2021, December 8). Omicron’s Explosive Growth Is a Warning Sign. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/12/omicron-spread-infection-severity/620948/

    3. A lot is still unknown around Omicron, but a worrying trend has become clear: This variant sure is spreading fast. In South Africa, the U.K., and Denmark—countries with the best variant surveillance and high immunity against COVID—Omicron cases are growing exponentially. The variant has outcompeted the already highly transmissible Delta in South Africa and may soon do the same elsewhere. According to preliminary estimates, every person with Omicron is infecting 3–3.5 others, which is roughly on par with how fast the coronavirus spread when it first went global in early 2020.
    4. Omicron’s Explosive Growth Is a Warning Sign
    1. 2021-12-06

    2. 64 of 150 guests tested positive for Omicron after a high school lunch in Denmark, the latest in a string of spreading events. (2021, December 6). Business Insider Australia. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/denmark-64-150-positive-omicron-after-school-lunch-2021-12

    3. 64 of 150 people tested positive for Omicron after a Christmas lunch, authorities told Insider. More than 1,000 more were potentially exposed after the November 27 event, Danish officials said.  It is not yet clear how transmissible Omicron is or whether it causes more severe symptoms.
    4. 64 of 150 guests tested positive for Omicron after a high school lunch in Denmark, the latest in a string of spreading events
    1. 2021-10

    2. Johnston, M. (2021). What Lies Beneath: Tackling Vaccine Hesitancy. Emergency Medicine News, 43(10), 7. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.EEM.0000795760.41732.33

    3. 10.1097/01.EEM.0000795760.41732.33
    4. The COVID-19 pandemic has only one exit door, and that is through the exhaustive vaccination of the humans on this planet; at least 80 percent of the population is the amount oft quoted. Leaving aside the thorny issue of global vaccine availability, one of the distressing reasons we are not reaching that sort of percentage is vaccine hesitancy, the term adopted by the World Health Organization. Vaccine hesitancy, of course, is nothing new. It has a long heritage, beginning from when immunizations were first introduced. But before we take a brief jog through history, it is important to distinguish those who are vaccine hesitant from antivaxxers, who are in a league of their own and are involved in dragging many others into their warped world view. They are also not a recent phenomenon, but they tend to fall into a fairly narrow category. Those leading antivaxxer movements, certainly in the past, have tended to be wealthy, middle class, and white, and they had something to gain by promulgating their ideas and influence. Alexander Ross, MD, fought against vaccination in 1885, for example, because it would heighten his own fame and professional standing. Andrew Wakefield, a former physician and the king of fraud and disinformation responsible for falsifying research published in the Lancet claiming a link between the MMR vaccine and autism, is another example of that.
    5. What Lies Beneath Tackling Vaccine Hesitancy
    1. 2021-11-17

    2. Congress Is Looking Into Groups Profiting From Fake COVID-19 Drugs After TIME Investigation. (2021). Time. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://time.com/6120536/congress-ivermectin-misinformation-hearing/

    3. Spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines has never been more lucrative. The past year has created a thriving online marketplace for unproven COVID-19 “wonder drugs,” fraudulent vaccination cards, fake religious or medical exemptions, and other products geared towards the millions of Americans who follow anti-vaccine groups and influencers, experts testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Wednesday. The congressional hearing on the monetization of COVID-19 misinformation was the latest sign that, 20 months into the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers are turning their attention beyond combating misinformation to holding those who profit from it accountable.
    4. Congress Is Looking Into Groups Profiting From Fake COVID-19 Drugs After TIME Investigation
    1. Schlosser, F. (2021, November 29). Omicron—Import Risk. Covid-19 Mobility Project. https://www.covid-19-mobility.org/reports/importrisk_omicron/

    2. We estimate the import risk probability based on the world aviation network from August 2021 (i.e. 3 month prior). The world aviation network contains the number of passengers along all flight connections around the globe. By looking at these passenger numbers, we can estimate how likely it is that the virus spreads to another area: The busier a flight route, the more probable it is that an infected passenger travels this route.
    3. Omicron - Import Risk
    1. Kai Kupferschmidt. (2021, December 1). @DirkBrockmann But these kinds of models do help put into context what it means when certain countries do or do not find the the variant. You can find a full explanation and a break-down of import risk in Europe by airport (and the people who did the work) here: Https://covid-19-mobility.org/reports/importrisk_omicron/ https://t.co/JXsYdmTnNP [Tweet]. @kakape. https://twitter.com/kakape/status/1466109304423993348

    2. Kai Kupferschmidt. (2021, December 1). @DirkBrockmann That percentage number tells you “how likely an infected passenger from South Africa or Botswana travels to each country and exits the airport there”. So: “0.9% in Germany means that out of 1000 such individuals, 9 are expected to have Germany as their final destination.” [Tweet]. @kakape. https://twitter.com/kakape/status/1466107478807097354

    3. Kai Kupferschmidt. (2021, December 1). @DirkBrockmann That percentage number tells you “how likely an infected passenger from South Africa or Botswana travels to each country and exits the airport there”. So: “0.9% in Germany means that out of 1000 such individuals, 9 are expected to have Germany as their final destination.” [Tweet]. @kakape. https://twitter.com/kakape/status/1466107478807097354

    4. Kai Kupferschmidt. (2021, December 1). If you’re curious how likely #omicron is to have spread from South Africa or Botswana to different places, @DirkBrockmann and colleagues have done some interesting calculations based on the world aviation network from 08/2021 You can see that US seems a very likely destination https://t.co/OSnZ6ZNble [Tweet]. @kakape. https://twitter.com/kakape/status/1466107074585239568

    5. 2021-12-02

    6. If you’re curious how likely #omicron is to have spread from South Africa or Botswana to different places, @DirkBrockmann and colleagues have done some interesting calculations based on the world aviation network from 08/2021 You can see that US seems a very likely destination
    1. 2021-12-01

    2. Kaiser Health News. (2021, December 1). The number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed 775K. But left behind are tens of thousands of children—Some orphaned entirely—After their parents or a grandparent who cared for them died. [Tweet]. @KHNews. https://twitter.com/KHNews/status/1465861952270331905

    3. The number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 has surpassed 775K. But left behind are tens of thousands of children — some orphaned entirely — after their parents or a grandparent who cared for them died.
    1. 2021-11-22

    2. Justin Trudeau. (2021, November 22). Update: The first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 have arrived. We’ll have 2.9 million doses in the country by the end of the week—That’s enough for every eligible child to get their first shot. So please, get your kids vaccinated. Https://t.co/sWH0fzdz5R [Tweet]. @JustinTrudeau. https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/1462613405852999687

    3. Update: The first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 have arrived. We’ll have 2.9 million doses in the country by the end of the week - that’s enough for every eligible child to get their first shot. So please, get your kids vaccinated.
    1. 2021-11-19

    2. FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna boosters for all adults. (2021). Washington Post. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/11/19/fda-clears-pfizer-biontech-moderna-booster-shots-all-adults/

    3. Federal regulators on Friday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccine boosters for all adults, a one-size-fits-all strategy designed to shore up Americans’ defenses against a tenacious virus and reduce confusion over guidelines that have varied based on people’s age, occupation and where they live.The Food and Drug Administration cleared the boosters for people 18 and older who are at least six months past their second shot of the two-dose vaccines. The move reflects an urgent effort to encourage millions of Americans to get the boosters to bolster waning immunity heading into the winter holiday season when millions will travel to see friends and family. It’s also an attempt to put in place a coherent federal approach as about a dozen states move ahead on their own to grant broad access to boosters.
    4. FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna boosters for all adults