GHSN Policy Reports
The Global Health Security Network was formed to to bring together like minded professionals who wish to seek and share their knowledge and research on global health security.
Throughout the year the GHSN will be commissioning quarterly policy reports from authors around the world, which will be available to download for members.
If you are interested in producing a policy report for us please email email@example.com with a proposal for your research.
GHSN Policy Report 1. The COVID-19 Pandemic vs Post-Truth
Written by Dr. Jennifer S. Hunt
National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy ANU
Conspiracy theories constitute a growing challenge to tackling COVID-19. Alongside the global spread of the pandemic itself, spurious allegations of hoaxes, cures and secret cabals circumnavigate the global information commons, poisoning debate, eroding community consensus and paralysing policymaking. Conspiratorial assertions challenging the severity of the virus, the need for mitigation efforts, and the motives of state and public health communities have moved from the dark corners of the Internet to Facebook page pages and even elected officials. These narratives undermine public health messages and measures...
Released 1 September 2020