Qatar National Library (QNL) will host an online event on January 30 at 11am, exploring the spread of fake news during the Covid-19 pandemic, and more recently about its vaccines.
Senior consultant Dr Muna al-Maslamani, medical director of the Communicable Disease Centre at Hamad General Hospital, will deliver the special lecture. The event, open to the public via registration, will look at where to obtain credible and authentic medical information about Covid-19 and its vaccines.
Abeer Saad al-Kuwari, director of research and learning services, QNL, said, “The World Health Organisation stated recently that we’re not just dealing with a pandemic currently – we’re fighting an ‘infodemic.’ We’re experiencing an excessive amount of information that makes it difficult for people to understand the steps they should take. This can upset effective public health responses and create distrust and uncertainty. What’s vital is for people to get information from credible and trusted sources, and this seminar will help to identify where the best sources are.
On Dr al-Maslamani’s lecture, al-Kuwari said, “She is a role model who is committed to improving the quality of patient care and takes necessary steps to motivate others to do the same, like at this important event. Dr Muna has received several leadership and service awards for her numerous achievements in medicine, and this bears evidence of her passion and commitment towards work and patients.”
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