‘Livestreamed’ Covid led to widespread abuse of knowledge

Written by on December 4, 2022

Covid-19 was the first pandemic in the era of social media and voluminous mass communications allowed it to become an existential moment for the use and abuse of knowledge, the former acting chief medical officer of Ireland has said.

Dr Ronan Glynn was speaking about uncertainty in medicine at the annual Doolin memorial lecture hosted by the Irish Medical Organisation on Saturday.

Uncertainty in science and medicine — which is fundamental . . .

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