Becker's Healthcare January 19, 2022
Despite misinformation healthcare leaders have fought throughout the pandemic, the COVID-19 crisis seems to have made people more science literate, according to a Wired report Dec. 28.
The pandemic has spurred people to expand their scientific vocabularies and learn concepts of biology and epidemiology.
A team at the Philadelphia-based Annenberg Public Policy Center conducted surveys on scientific knowledge, asking participants for their thoughts on the efficacy of mask-wearing, vaccines and other public health-related measures. In July 2020, 79 percent of respondents said wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, and by November 2020 that number stood at...