We never planned for this. Cited was going to just make documentaries for you this season, but then the whole world changed. So, we had to change too.
For at least the next two months, we'll be releasing a weekly news-magazine style show about the COVID-19 pandemic. We're calling it Secondary Symptoms.
In medicine, secondary symptoms (sometimes called 'secondary complications') are symptoms that might arise from the disease, but are not directly of the disease. These secondary symptoms can often be potentially worse than the disease itself.
We'll be talking about the secondary symptoms of COVID-19. Not so much the disease itself, and what it does to one's respiratory tract; rather, what other things COVID-19-19 is doing to all of us--what it is doing to our politics, our economy, and our social fabric.
On this episode, we continue the theme of Cited's first documentary, "the Science Wars." The secondary symptoms of today's episode are: misinformation, distrust, and conspiratorial thinking.
- John Horgan, writer at Scientific American and author of the book the End of Science.
- James Ball, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and global editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
- Dr. Ariel Lefkowitz, doctor at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Professor Stephan Lewandowski, a cognitive psychologist who specializes in misinformation, distrust, and conspiratorial thinking.
Hosted by Gordon Katic and produced by Jay Cockburn, with music from Mike Barber. David Tobiasz is our production manager, and Polly Leger helped out with web and marketing.