Let Science and Doctors Lead the Way!

This week’s blog is written by Dion McGill, SCY Communications and Community Outreach Manager.

It would seem silly to attempt to discuss something other than COVID-19 right now.  With press conferences transpiring seemingly by the hour, it seems almost impossible to think about anything else.  I must admit my focus has been horrible the past few days.

Also, let me say that I am no doctor.  I have no training or background in medicine, epidemiology, infectious diseases, or anything of the sort and going along with that, at a time like now, I have very little constructive information to offer into popular dialogue.

Now if you ask me about advocacy?  I know a lot about that.  If you ask me the steps to produce a podcast,  I know a fair amount of information about that.  If you ask me about creating lesson plans, or teaching a class on the civil war, or even about navigation using a map and compass…all of those things I have a background and working knowledge in, and I can start you off with a good bit of reliable information.  Medicine though?  Nope…not my center of knowledge.

I say that to say this: As we move into the next few days, weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we get good, reliable information from good reliable sources; from people who know what they’re talking about, and have a background in a field that is applicable to the discussion.

Not all information or information sources are created equal.

With that being said, please make sure you are getting your information from a reliable source.  This week, there are several sources of information that I’ve been relying on.

As we move through these unsure moments, let’s make sure that we’re getting good information.  As much as I love the interwebs, they can sometimes be misleading and fraught with misinformation.

Be safe friends, wash your hands, and we will be back with you next week.

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