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Long read. Science needs to inform the public. That can’t be done solely in English

Taşkın, Zehra, Doğan, Güleda, Kulczycki, Emanuel and Zuccala, Alesia Ann (2020) Long read. Science needs to inform the public. That can’t be done solely in English. LSE Covid 19 Blog (18 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Science, when communicated exclusively in English, risks not fully meeting its third mission, which is to inform the public. Never before have we seen this phenomenon as intensified as it has been throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Ideally health-related studies, measures, and responses can be produced and examined by scientists, professionals, governing authorities, and individuals with the benefit of time. In the case of COVID-19, scientific communities have been called upon to assert new knowledge that will satisfy a remarkably urgent dual mission. Doing that only in English will leave many people behind, write Zehra Taskin (Adam Mickiewicz University), Guleda Dogan (Hacettepe University), Emanuel Kulczycki (Adam Mickiewicz University), and Alesia Ann Zuccala (University of Copenhagen).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 23:29
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105125

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