AIVC Event – SITP : Science Denialism Fuels the Covid-19 Crisis

Skeptics in the pub are going online! Come and join other Basingstoke Science Cafe members listening to this online talk on “How science denialism is fuelling the COVID-19 crisis in Brazil” delivered by Natália Pasternak, a post-doctorate researcher in Microbiology and the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria from University of São Paulo in Brazil.

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

ABOUT THE TALK
Brazil has surpassed the UK in the number of confirmed cases and deaths of COVID-19. Still, the federal government refuses to acknowledge reality and relies on magical thinking and denialism, promoting miracle cures, withholding information, spreading lies and inciting riots. Join Natalia Pasternak for a look at the Brazilian response to the pandemic, and what happens when a government embraces pseudoscience in the face of an international health crisis.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Natália Pasternak is a biologist, with a PhD and post-doctorate in Microbiology, in the field of Molecular Genetics of Bacteria at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is the former director in Brazil of the international festival of scientific communication “Pint of Science”, invited columnist for the Brazilian national newspaper “O Globo”, Brazilian “Health” magazine, and for the UK Skeptic magazine.

She is currently a research fellow at the University of São Paulo, publisher of Question of Science magazine and president of Question of Science Institute, the first Brazilian Institute for the promotion of skepticism and rational thinking.

AIVC ZOOM CHAT ….
Join the Basingstoke Science Cafe Zoom Meeting for a remote drink and chat online about the talk from 7.00pm:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8048636762

Meeting ID: 804 863 6762

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NEW TO SKEPTICS IN THE PUB OR TWITCH OR BOTH?
We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.

A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337

You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.

You won’t need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.
We will also have our online conference room available on Zoom from 6.45pm for anyone that wants to talk about the subject during and after the event. The chat room will be available until around half an hour after the SiTP event ends for local Q&A Chat. We will have all microphones muted during the talk … but you will be able to use the online text chat facility while the talk is on.

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

New to Twitch?
We anticipate that Twitch may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answers any questions you may have.
A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337
You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk, only if you want to take part in the chat.

About Skeptics in the Pub – Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focusing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.

Details
Date:

June 25

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-IVC/events/271419380/
Organizer

Manchester IVC

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-IVC/