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Junior Skeptic 76: Pandemics Throughout History

Junior Skeptic 76: Pandemics Throughout History

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Junior Skeptic 76: PLAGUED BY NONSENSE — Pandemics Throughout History: How Mistakes, Fakes, and Missing Facts Make Epidemics Worse

In this issue of Junior Skeptic we’ll confront one of humanity’s scariest enemies: epidemic disease. Are we brave enough to face this horror? You bet we are! We’ve done it every day during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid is new. Other diseases have plagued our ancestors since ancient times. Mighty civilizations have been devastated by the invisible invaders we call “germs.” But people are not helpless! Over centuries, we learned how to fight back against disease. Our strongest weapons are science and critical thinking. However, germs have a powerful ally: misinformation! How do ignorance and bad ideas help the germs win—and what can we do about that? Let’s find out!

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This issue of Junior Skeptic was originally published in Skeptic magazine 25.3 (2020).

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