CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER


Inoculation Against Misinformation

A crisis on the scale of the coronavirus pandemic brings with it an unprecedented deluge of falsehoods, unfounded rumor and speculation, and snake oil profiteering. There is, as yet, no vaccine for the coronavirus, but we can inoculate ourselves from misinformation.

The Center for Inquiry, drawing upon our unique expertise from our Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, is ready to do what we do best: confront and expose pseudoscience and misinformation. 

This is our effort to collect, curate, and communicate the most relevant and useful science and reality-based resources for information regarding the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, from CFI’s own platforms and all around the web, focusing on material that separates fact from fiction and scientific theory from conspiracy theory. 

Please, take advantage of these resources and share them with family and friends so we can slow the spread of misinformation just like we’re trying to slow the spread of the virus. No matter your belief system or political affiliation, we are all in this together. 

Your help in advancing reason, science, and humanist compassion is more important than it has ever been. We can’t do this kind of work without your support. Donate now, and be a part of the solution. 

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Resources for Teachers and Students

With schools closed and kids stuck at home, teachers and parents are doing all they can to keep students engaged in learning throughout the coronavirus crisis.

The Center for Inquiry is proud to be part of the solution. The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science is offering free, ready-made science lessons in the wonders of evolution, available online for both middle school and high school levels. Developed by TIES Director (and middle school science teacher) Bertha Vazquez, “All About Evolution” walks students through the basics of evolutionary biology, filled with helpful graphics, charts, and videos, directly engaging students interactively.

Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science

Middle School Guided Lesson for Evolutionary Biology


Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science

High School Guided Lesson for Evolutionary Biology


Quackwatch

Newsletter #20-11

March 22, 2020


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Newsletter #20-10

March 15, 2020


Consumer Health Digest Newsletter

Quackwatch’s Consumer Health Digest is a free weekly email newsletter edited by William M. London, EdD, MPH, with help from Stephen Barrett, MD. It summarizes scientific reports, legislative developments, enforcement actions, news reports, website evaluations, recommended and non-recommended books, and other information relevant to consumer protection and consumer decision-making. This collection of digest focuses on bogus and dangerous coronavirus medical claims.

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