Scientific certainty survival kit: How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain Paul Frost, Trent University; Marguerite Xenopoulos, Trent University; Michael Epp, Trent University, and Michael Hickson, Trent University The mathematician Kurt Gödel was obsessed by the … Continue reading How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain
Maha Rafi Atal, University of Glasgow and Lisa Ann Richey, Copenhagen Business School At the start of the pandemic, consumers were bombarded with a new and hastily constructed form of advertising. In those “uncertain times”, customers were promised, they could … Continue reading Advertising in the pandemic: how companies used COVID as a marketing tool
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Nathan Abrams, Bangor University; Anaïs Augé, Bangor University; Maciej Nowakowski, Bangor University, and Thora Tenbrink, Bangor University Across western countries, people are polarised over wearing masks. While some support wearing them as an effective counter to the virus, others believe … Continue reading Mask wearing wasn’t disputed in previous crises – so why is it so hotly contested today?
H. Colleen Sinclair, Mississippi State University Online shopping is already booming this holiday season. While last year’s big increase in holiday e-commerce due to the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going to be repeated this time around, November and December online shopping … Continue reading Doing your holiday shopping online? Here are 10 tips for avoiding scams
Prof. Wolfgang Preiser, Stellenbosch University; Cathrine Scheepers, University of the Witwatersrand; Jinal Bhiman, National Institute for Communicable Diseases; Marietjie Venter, University of Pretoria, and Tulio de Oliveira, University of KwaZulu-Natal Since early in the COVID pandemic, the Network for Genomics … Continue reading The hunt for coronavirus variants: how the new one was found and what we know so far
Rod Dacombe, King’s College London A consistent feature of the pandemic has been the presence of a relatively small but vocal number of conspiracy theorists who resist attempts to tackle COVID-19. Their views might seem marginal and extreme but recent … Continue reading Conspiracy theories about the pandemic are spreading offline as well as through social media
Simon Nicholas Williams, Swansea University This autumn the UK has had between 30,000 and 50,000 new COVID cases each day, and globally cases are rising again after months of steady decline – so much so that many countries are reintroducing … Continue reading Four ways to stop COVID ruining Christmas again in 2021
Alessondra T Speidel, Karolinska Institutet Emerald Robinson, the White House correspondent for the conservative news network Newsmax, recently tweeted that Moderna’s COVID vaccine contains luciferase “so that you can be tracked”. “Read the last book of the New Testament to … Continue reading Claims that COVID jabs can be used to track you with ‘luciferase’ are false – the substance isn’t even in the vaccine
Ian O. Williamson, University of California, Irvine Finding good employees has always been a challenge – but these days it’s harder than ever. And it is unlikely to improve anytime soon. The so-called quit rate – the share of workers … Continue reading The ‘great resignation’ is a trend that began before the pandemic – and bosses need to get used to it