Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Germany’s Coronavirus Response Is a Master Class in Science Communication
News
By News
Published 4 years ago on
July 27, 2020

Share

[aggregation-styles]


Germany, like many other countries, had a contingent of people who fought lockdowns and argued that Covid-19 was a hoax. But it also had a handful of prominent scientists communicating regularly and openly with the public. That played a huge role in drowning out rumors and misinformation, locals tell CNBC.
“We have a great educational system and everyone has access to it,” said Dennis Traub, a tech worker in Hamburg, Germany. “So I believe that many people and the majority listened to both sides and one of those sides sounded much more reasonable.”
On the side of science, virologist Christian Drosten grew his podcast, “Das Coronavirus-Update” to millions of followers in the early days of the pandemic. Drosten is now a cult icon in Germany akin to Dr. Tony Fauci in the United States. He doesn’t dumb down the science. Instead, he shares complex ideas in an accessible way and gets real with the public about aspects of the virus that are not well understood. In addition to that, the public regularly hears from the (now very well-known) Minister of Health Jens Spahn, as well as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Read More →

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

Rosario, Pinto Homer off Snell in His Return to Tropicana Field as Rays Beat Giants

DON'T MISS

Are Americans Feeling Like They Get Enough Sleep? Dream On, a New Gallup Poll Says

DON'T MISS

Profar’s Tiebreaking 3-Run Double in 7th Inning Lifts Padres Over Dodgers

DON'T MISS

Tesla Is Planning to Lay Off 10% of Its Workers After Dismal 1Q Sales

DON'T MISS

Alton Brown Wants to Find Good Eats in Fresno

DON'T MISS

The Latest | World Leaders Urge Israel Not to Retaliate for the Iranian Drone and Missile Attack

DON'T MISS

Career Technical Ed, Pre-K Could Be Hardest Hit in Budget Cuts

DON'T MISS

How California Legislators Got More Than $1.4 Million in Travel and Gifts in 2023

DON'T MISS

‘Digital Democracy’ Project Penetrates California’s Opaque Political Processes

DON'T MISS

US Shoots Down Iran-Launched Attack Drones as Biden Team Pledges ‘Support’ for Israel

UP NEXT

Rise of the Anti-“Woke” Democrat

UP NEXT

High-Level Saudi Visit Follows Multimillion-Dollar Foreign Influence Operation

UP NEXT

Iran and Russia Move to Fill Diplomatic Vacuum in Afghanistan

UP NEXT

Pelosi’s Husband Locked In $5.3 Million From Alphabet Options

UP NEXT

Experts Reportedly See Major Damage in Attack on Iran Centrifuge Plant

UP NEXT

Opinion: School Choice Marches Ahead

UP NEXT

Zakaria: Americans Care About History Because the Stakes Are High

UP NEXT

California Democrats Are Reliably Pro-Labor. But One Union Is Testing Their Patience.

UP NEXT

The Tightrope Walk Democrats Have Ahead on Two Separate Infrastructure Bills

UP NEXT

Bill Barr on Trump’s Election Fraud Claims: “It Was All Bullsh*t”

Tesla Is Planning to Lay Off 10% of Its Workers After Dismal 1Q Sales

44 mins ago

Alton Brown Wants to Find Good Eats in Fresno

47 mins ago

The Latest | World Leaders Urge Israel Not to Retaliate for the Iranian Drone and Missile Attack

53 mins ago

Career Technical Ed, Pre-K Could Be Hardest Hit in Budget Cuts

1 hour ago

How California Legislators Got More Than $1.4 Million in Travel and Gifts in 2023

1 day ago

‘Digital Democracy’ Project Penetrates California’s Opaque Political Processes

1 day ago

US Shoots Down Iran-Launched Attack Drones as Biden Team Pledges ‘Support’ for Israel

2 days ago

Sacramento Gave Homeless Camp a Lease as an Experiment. Here’s What Happened.

2 days ago

Merced Supervisors Accused of ‘Triple Crown Race’ of Failures Amid Talk of Closing Fire Stations

2 days ago

Teacher Appreciation Week Surprises That Educators Will Love

2 days ago

Rosario, Pinto Homer off Snell in His Return to Tropicana Field as Rays Beat Giants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Amed Rosario and René Pinto homered off Blake Snell in his return to Tropicana Field, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the...

16 mins ago

16 mins ago

Rosario, Pinto Homer off Snell in His Return to Tropicana Field as Rays Beat Giants

25 mins ago

Are Americans Feeling Like They Get Enough Sleep? Dream On, a New Gallup Poll Says

31 mins ago

Profar’s Tiebreaking 3-Run Double in 7th Inning Lifts Padres Over Dodgers

44 mins ago

Tesla Is Planning to Lay Off 10% of Its Workers After Dismal 1Q Sales

47 mins ago

Alton Brown Wants to Find Good Eats in Fresno

53 mins ago

The Latest | World Leaders Urge Israel Not to Retaliate for the Iranian Drone and Missile Attack

1 hour ago

Career Technical Ed, Pre-K Could Be Hardest Hit in Budget Cuts

1 day ago

How California Legislators Got More Than $1.4 Million in Travel and Gifts in 2023

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend