Andrea Kitta To Give WKU Talk on Folklore and COVID Communication

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Folklorist Andrea Kitta will present a talk called “Communicating About COVID: Understanding How Folklore Affects Medical Decision Making and What to Do About It” to her alma mater, Western Kentucky University, on September 30, 2021.

In this one-hour talk, Kitta will discuss the difference between disinformation and misinformation, how rumor, legend, and conspiracy theories affect medical decision making, and how to talk to people about all of these considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hosted by the Kentucky Folklife Program and Kentucky Museum, this program is sponsored by the Association of Science and Technology CentersCommunities for Immunity program.

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