Covid-19 and scientific literacy

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is, currently, the focus of all personal and collective actions at the social, cultural, economic, political and religious levels, among other dimensions of human life. This Letter to the Editor focuses on the overwhelming existence of fake news directly related to COVID-19, which permeate social networks and even the media, where journalists should act as gatekeepers and not fake-keepers. The methodology used in the collection and selection of data consisted of bibliographic research, in international databases, of publications on the topic under study and their content analysis. The results allow concluding that there is a need to promote scientific literacy in the general population but especially among journalists themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Educational and Social Research
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Fake news
  • Infodemic
  • Pseudoscience
  • Public health
  • SARS-COV-2
  • Scientific literacy
  • Social media

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