Flatten the Curve of Armchair Epidemiology

  • DKE-19 is coming to you.
  • It’s coming at an exponential speed: gradually, then suddenly, then suddenlier.
  • When it does, your feeds will be overwhelmed.
  • Exhausted fact checkers will break down. Some will die of sadness.
  • The only way to prevent this is social media distancing. Not tomorrow. Today.
  • That means vetting sources BEFORE you share, starting now.
Figure 8
  • Wash your phone for at least 20 seconds fully immersed in soapy water
  • 6 ft of social media distancing
  • If take appears hot/feverish, seek expert help
  • Check the qualifications of authors BEFORE sharing
  • Listen to people who know what they are talking about
  • Push for better social media infrastructure that can slow the spread of DKE-19 and future strains

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Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) postdoctoral researcher in meta-science, causal inference, statistics, health econ, epidemiology and HIV

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Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) postdoctoral researcher in meta-science, causal inference, statistics, health econ, epidemiology and HIV

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