Addressing Disinformation About COVID-19 and India
FACT CHECK: Addressing Disinformation about COVID-19 and India on May 16th, 2021
India and its neighbors are experiencing a heartbreaking and virulent wave of COVID-19 that is overloading the country’s infrastructure and costing thousands of lives per day. The outbreak has been described as the greatest humanitarian threat to India since Partition in 1947. The public health crisis has been exacerbated by an outbreak of disinformation and misinformation, often compounded by a loss of confidence in vital institutions like government, scientific academies and the media. What is the truth about what’s happening in India? How can those of us in the diaspora best support folks back home? Hear from a diverse panel of experts in data science, business, media and philanthropy – along with America’s top doctor and an eminent, truth-telling virologist from one of India’s most prestigious medical institutions. We will present the facts, answer your questions and invite you to participate in strategic planning sessions at this urgent community town hall.